We got Ginger as a puppy when we had 8 kids at home and our youngest was 1 1/2 years old. She easily fit in with our chaotic lifestyle. Everyone loves her and she brought us a lot of happiness :) after grandma passed away :( Ginger is super friendly to all people and other dogs but she will defend her young people and is super gentle with small children. Ginger has a strong bark (not yippee) and would be a good alert dog to let you know someone is at the door or another animal is outside. She rarely barks otherwise. A small child can walk her without pulling on the leash but she will try to pull an older person if they let her. Ginger is 25% SC wheaten terroir and 75% standard poodle and is a second generation whoodle. We bread her 4 times with a standard poodle and she had 19 puppies! The whole family loved our hobby breeding experience. Ginger was an amazing mother to her puppies! We had her spade at 9 years old. Many of her puppy owners say it is the best dog they’ve ever had. Today, Ginger is still spunky and has a great friendly personality. She LOVES to be with our family. I wouldn’t recommend that this breed be left alone all day while her people work full-time because they would really miss you while you are away.