my boyfriend and i have been together 7 years, and have had fonzi for 5 years, so we too need to think about when we have kids how fonzi will deal with it. hes so loveable with his dad and i, im almost positive he will adapt very well and be as protective of the baby as he is of us. hes great with kids now. he knows not to jump on them, but he loves to chase and play fetch. you will be tired before he even thinks of being tired. my godmom says he is almost human like with his behaviors. when you give him a snack he doesnt snatch at it like most dogs, but takes it as gentle as a human would. so this would come in hand when tiny hands are trying to feed the doggy. his reaction the first time i carried my neice in the house was priceless. he kinda cocked his head to the side like HUH whats that? i wish i had pics of him on this computer at work so i could upload his handsome face. when we went to buy him, the owners of his parents had a little girl who was proabably 2 or so and she was just a pulling on the male dogs ears, and he just kinda sat there like whatever, didnt try to get away or seem bothered at all. he probably outweighed the girl by a good 50 lbs too, but the parents also didnt seem worried. boxers are great with kids!