They bark! Very clever dogs that will need to be worked - great jumpers so would do well at agility. They can be quite clingy so you have to work hard to prevent separation anxiety.
Very very clever dogs so will learn good habits and bad habits just as easily I would not recommend this as a first dog. They are not a dog that will be satisfied with a couple of walks a day but will require training and being kept busy for all of their lives or they will go selfemployed and find their own activities which you may not agree with.
They can be a bit unsure around new things and will need careful socialising to prevent timidity.
I would go for a Staffie who will adore your childre be a great big hot water bottle to cuddle up to and will just love doing what ever the family is. Probably even enjoy being dressed up and pushed in a toy pram!