This is not a mean dog, guys.
I don’t know why the world thinks that all big dogs, especially black big dogs, are so terrible. Now, I know that not all dogs are as good with kids as Maya is, but there are plenty that are.
This dog LOVES her kids. Not even just her kids, but all kids. When we walk the dogs, we always get a couple of people who stop us to ask about her. More than once, this has included a small child running up to her and getting in her face or giving her a hug. She just stands there and wags her tail and smiles and lets the kids climb all over her.
When my nephew was a baby (little man in the Santa outfit in the picture), he would feed Maya a treat. Then he would reach into her mouth and take the treat out so he could give it to her again. She plays in the sprinkler, goes in the tent with them when it’s set up, has been every animal in the book when the play Zoo, patiently lets the kids put her in a “cage” made of coolers and lawn chairs on the deck, lets them nap on her, naps with them, and even helped little man learn to walk by hanging onto her collar.
That was a whole lot of answer for a short question, but, no. Maya doesn’t have an issue with kids.