View Full Version : Do Your Cavs Like Kids?

20th February 2011, 07:50 PM
I don't know if this is a common trait about Cavaliers, but Coco absolutely adores children. She loves meeting new people, but if there is a couple with a child, she will greet the child first.

The thing I love though is she acts very submissive to the kids, just the same way she behaves when meeting a new dog. Crawls up, rolls on her back, licking the face, and very gentle. With new adults she will try to jump on them, maybe to try to lick their faces too but does not act so submissive with them.

Does Coco think children are dogs lol??

20th February 2011, 08:14 PM
Mine is the same way :)

20th February 2011, 08:19 PM
Definitely!!! We just came back form the dog park and if he hears kids he goes straight for them and will sit right by their feet to be loved on.

20th February 2011, 08:46 PM
That's the same with our Belle, her bum starts swingin' when she spots a child, but sometimes if it's a little toddler, she'll be a bit careful, especially if they come at her with their hands. She's very friendly and gentle though! Bobby, on the other hand, needs to do a lot of sniffing before he makes his decision!:d*g:

Jasper and Holly
21st February 2011, 01:53 AM
My two are the same. They love people and other dogs but surrender with children. It's so funny.

21st February 2011, 02:48 AM
Rose loves kids, but unfortunately, her first instinct is to jump and give kisses, no matter how small the child:lpy: (we're working on that...still. She's improved, but, she's still a puppy and still turns inside out in excitement about "new people", big or small). If there's more than one at a time though, she sits and flops and looks from kid to kid looking for the most likely lickable candidate.

22nd February 2011, 08:45 PM
Yep Lola adores children!

23rd February 2011, 04:09 PM
Chamberlain loves everyone. He starts whining when they don't immediately run up to him and smoother him with kisses. I have to keep telling him that not EVERYONE is in love with him! :roll:

23rd February 2011, 10:07 PM
Our Sophie loves EVERYONE, from children to adults. It's a breed trait and a large reason I chose a Cavalier. Our son had just gotten married and there may be grandchildren in the future years, so I did not want a breed that was not child-friendly. I always let the neighborhood children pet and love on her when we're out walking.