We got Rocco about 4yrs ago when he was just four weeks old. He is a big softy. Loves to run around and play in the backyard. He has done nice with our 2 yr old, but between both of our dogs it is too much. He doesn t growl or bite, but has no regard for how much bigger he is than her. Rocco has left a scratch on her a couple of times by accident. I would only recommend for kids that are older.