The Shepherd Shollie tends to be very defensive, yet friendly. These traits make him ideal for homesteads that have children. He makes a good play buddy as well as a guard mechanism whenever in new grounds. This dog will eagerly watch over your young one to keep him out of harm’s way. Of course, any dog will be excellent with kids if they are properly socialized and trained when they are young. We do not advocate introducing your dog to your kids without adult supervision, or dogs that are unfamiliar to you.