As a member of a number of forums that reflect my interests I seem to always encounter someone like this which absolutely drives me mad. You can bet I wrote him a scathing response about proper training methods, links to the breed and local breed rescues. Another yahoo that bought a dog because it looked cool without doing any homework on the breed.
"Hey guys, I am looking for possible advice regarding one of my dogs and the way she acts with kids, usually when the kids are about the same size as her.
She is a Vizsla and is a bit of a moody dog. She has shown signs of mild agression (mostly involving food) but is usually very obedient and mindful of what we want her to do. We have had friends with kids in the 3-6 years of age range where the kids are similar in size to the dog come over for visits, and she has made advances at them. No real barking or growling but a quick attempted nip. We have been fortunate to be right there when it has happened and the dog was even on leash so nothing has come of it.
We are at the point where we are starting to talk about kids and this behavior has us worried, not only for our kids but for any that may be in the neighborhood or would approach the dog. I was hoping to find out if this is a habit that can be broken or if the dog should be put down before we become liable for an incident (something we can't bear the thought of). Any advice from experience would be helpful."