Thanks for this SB. Eye-opening. As I said earlier, we have a spaniel who we love dearly... she's another of our children honestly. BUT... having said that, she knows whose in control, she sleeps in her own bed at night, not in our room, away from us, yes she is "baby'd" a little and she has never ever ever shown aggression and I cannot imagine her hurting a fly (literally... I mean one time, she actually ran into our house, up onto the chair and hid behind DH because a fly landed on her head in the garden) but that doesn't mean I don't think she is capable. I don't leave her alone with children or babies and I don't allow her to think "things are ok" because she's cute and fluffy. She has respect for us as we do for her. Also, I said earlier, we have had German Shepherds... same goes for them. Just because the dog is small (like my little King Charles) doesn't mean she is less capable than our Shep was.