Who Needs A Nanny When There Is A Caring K-9 Around?

The dog owners among you will know just how well little children get along with dogs. I have often wondered whether they speak the same language, because there can be no doubt that they understand each other much better than parents understand either of them.

Well, Reddit user yummie4mytummie reminded me of the dog / baby dynamics with an awesome image titled:

The look on the dogs face says it all.

The image credit actually belongs to Lucu Terbaru should be congratulated on a masterful work.

But the image also brought me back to a theme I’ve explored several times in the past — the dog / toddler relationship when the canine is larger than average. The contrast adds makes the couple look even more extraordinary, even if the underlying dynamics don’t change much, if at all. So I thought I’d share a few of the most fascinating small child / big dog images I have come across — enjoy!

1. Image credits: Lucu Terbaru.

2. Image credits: Jen Hendricks.

Who Needs A Nanny When There Is A Caring K-9 Around?

3. Source: imgur.

Who Needs A Nanny When There Is A Caring K-9 Around?

4. Image credits: Brett Manippo.

Who Needs A Nanny When There Is A Caring K-9 Around?

5. Image credits: mediumclay.

Who Needs A Nanny When There Is A Caring K-9 Around?

6. Source: mypet.guru.

Who Needs A Nanny When There Is A Caring K-9 Around?

7. Image credits: Vin J..

Who Needs A Nanny When There Is A Caring K-9 Around?

8. Image credits: Erin Vey.

Who Needs A Nanny When There Is A Caring K-9 Around?

9. Image credits: unknown.

Who Needs A Nanny When There Is A Caring K-9 Around?

10. Source: imgur.

Who Needs A Nanny When There Is A Caring K-9 Around?

11. Source: imgur.

Who Needs A Nanny When There Is A Caring K-9 Around?

12. Image credits: Erin Vey.

Who Needs A Nanny When There Is A Caring K-9 Around?

13. Image credits: Elena Shumilova.

Who Needs A Nanny When There Is A Caring K-9 Around?

14. This large dog sleeps right next to this baby to make sure she’s safe during her slumber.

Who Needs A Nanny When There Is A Caring K-9 Around?

15. They may seem like an unlikely pair but this small baby and this large dog are perfectly happy to celebrate Christmas together.

Who Needs A Nanny When There Is A Caring K-9 Around?

16. This dog and child walk side by side on a chilly autumn evening and while one needs a hood, the other has plenty of fur to stay warm.

Who Needs A Nanny When There Is A Caring K-9 Around?

17. Taking a walk in the forest is best done by inviting a dog with a nose for direction.

Who Needs A Nanny When There Is A Caring K-9 Around?

18. Grandmas aren’t the only ones who grab cute pets or children’s faces.

Who Needs A Nanny When There Is A Caring K-9 Around?

19. Nothing feels like a motherly lick…

Who Needs A Nanny When There Is A Caring K-9 Around?

20. Sleeping together.

Who Needs A Nanny When There Is A Caring K-9 Around?

21. The contrast is striking.

Who Needs A Nanny When There Is A Caring K-9 Around?

And here is a bonus video:

Sources for images 14 – 21: Erin Vey, Elena Shumilova, Brett Manipo, Jen Hendricks.

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