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For safety and training reasons for both young kids and the puppy (who will grow to full size by 8 months), we do not adopt puppies to homes with children under 8 years old. Depending on family's dog experience, we may consider kids 6 years and older.
Puppies are very cute and harmless when they are small, but med-large breed pups will triple in their size in a few months. A teenager to young adult dog's natural behavior (teething, guarding and mouthing in play) and activity needs may cause accidents or harm to a young child.
A puppy needs constant supervision, training, socials and daily exercise to learn and grow up to be a good citizen adult dog. 80% of puppies are returned as young adults (1 1/2 - 2 years old) when they were adopted to families with young children under 8 years old due to lack of training and time. 70% of dog bite victims are children 2-7 years old. For these reasons, we recommend that families should wait until their kids are at least 8 years old or consider adopting an adult dog that is good with kids. Read Kids-Dog tips/Dangers.