Im asking this for my sister. She is thinking of getting a dog maybe in the next year or so. the thing is she doesnt know alot about dogs. She has a 4 yr old and a 8 month old. I think mainly she wants to get the dog for the kids, also she wants a guard dog. I told her a german shepard puppy or a lab would be great. Then again she likes small dogs to dress up n spoil...so im not sure what would be best for her???