Hi, I'm new to here and only had my 8 1/2 week puppy for 10 days (yes the breeder let us have your young), but I'm seriously considering giving her back and its breaking my heart. She's a westie x Lancashire heeler, we found her by chance on Pre-loved and shes tiny and adorable. We did some research into the temperament of her breed(s) and they found they were suitable for older children, so with ours being 13 and 9 we thought it was ideal. However I didn't take into account my youngest having autism, so he can be loud, unpredictable, and has no concept of danger. The first few days were gorgeous and everyone was lining up to cuddle her, however the last several days she's started snapping. She herds the kids and nips ankles (we pre-empted this and can manage it), she growls when she plays (I know this normal) but its a very low snarly growl which scares me (but not my son) and she's probably sensing my fear. But the snapping isn't a playful growl, she's actually swinging her head round to snap at us. It's when we try to pick her up (yes, she obv doesn't want to be, but my kids wanted a cuddly dog, and she's so small we sometimes have to for her safety), or when we try to move her as she doesn't "come" and barely responds to her name. Yesterday she was sleeping on my couch and my youngest gently put a hand on her and she growled at him. Also she climbed on the couch behind me and snapped/growled so I stood up, then she sat there snarling/barking and wouldn't let me sit down again! I've been told this is a territorial thing but again I'm actually scared of her now. She's no bigger than a Sunday roast and I'm scared of the tiny thing!! We know we can train her, put the work in, but our issue is even if we manage her (probably normal) behaviour, our son wouldn't. He may still try and lift her when she doesn't want to be picked up, or not recognise when to back off in general, and I'm terrified one may hurt the other. We've spoken to the breeder who said the pups siblings are not behaving this way, so were now thinking she is just the wrong breed/personality for our household/family/environment. The breeder said someone who bought one of the other pups wanted a second one for their friend, so we may be able to rehome her. But as I'm typing this she's curled up next to me snoring and now I'm second guessing our decision. Has anyone else been in this situation???