One of the distinguishing characteristics about nanny dog breeds is that they are gentle protectors of their human family, as well as other animals. Nanny dogs do not exhibit aggression or prey drive. They are nurturers.
Famous Victorian-era paintings of nanny dogs often portray them in the company of other dogs or animals. Contemporary artist Michael Johnson also frequently paints nanny dogs playing with other dogs and other species.
This is a very important feature of the nanny dog personality and is why nanny dogs are safe pets for children and adults. A nanny dog’s tolerance for children and other animals borders on saintly!