Meet Shadow the German Shepherd, he is such a loving shepherd, well he normally is, but today he will not give his owner a kiss, try as she might he just ignores her and ignores her and ignores her, so funny! .He eventually gives in and lets her have one or two. If you want a pet that provides both affection and a measure of protection, consider the German Shepherd. These highly intelligent dogs are loving, loyal and easy to train. They make excellent companions and can also be trained to serve as herding dogs, police dogs, search and rescue dogs and more. Learn more about the breed so you can make an informed decision about whether bringing this type of canine into your home is right for you... Although they are rumored to be overly aggressive,this is false! German Shepherd Dogs (GSD) should really be prized for its great intelligence and strong loyalty to human companions. As its name implies, this breed was developed in Germany to be the perfect herding dog. Its somewhat wolf-like appearance and deeply menacing bark seem to be the source of rumors about the breed's penchant for attacking people and animals, but this simply isn't true. A well bred and well brought up German Shepherd is a trustworthy member of any family. GSD coloring should be a rich tan and black, but this coloration varies from a whitish tan to a reddish gold. Shepherds also come in a striking solid black and sable, also the breed is available in a solid white version. German Shepherd Personality
As puppies, GSDs are rather boisterous, but gradually become more reserved with maturity. These dogs are quite affectionate with their usual human companions. However, most GSDs will regard strangers with caution until a proper introduction has been made. This tendency makes them wonderful for providing a measure of security for their owners and ought to be praised, not derided. These dogs are highly intelligent, very devoted to their human families and can get along well with other dogs when properly socialized with them.