My neighbor has her grand daughter out. Kid is 6ish, weighs about half as much as my Akita. Eyes are roughly the same height. As soon as she meets my dog she gets right in his face and gets into a staring match with him. He's pretty laid back and ignores her. I wrote it off as a quirk of that particular kid, but... I visit my brother and his two daughters. The 7 yo as soon as she meets my dog for the first time she runs over, gets right in his face and starts a staring contest. Did I just run into two odd little girls in a row? Is this some new trend like tidepod eating I haven't heard about? Did a Disney princess stare down a dog recently? My dog is nice enough, but it doesn't seem like a healthy habit.