This is not something I would usually put in the 10 and under category but I am going to for those that want to GRADUALLY get used to the darker arts. They are amazing. Extremely safe for the beginner companion and are FIERCE protectors. They will protect children, adults, pets, and even other spirits/entities.
Yes it is physical protection. You are good as long as they are in human form. The second they shift it's because they have scented danger to you or those they call family. Then PLEASE step back because there is anger and determination to eliminate the threat.They are DA but on a scale of one to ten they are a five. they are slightly wild in they human form but in their Lion form, they are completely wild. When they speak, it kinda sounds like a growl and they are very active as well.