German Shepherds are my favorite breed of dog. My very first dog, many years ago was a GSD. They are loving, loyal, trustworthy, intelligent, willing to do anything a loving owner asks of them. As with any dog, early training with a gentle hand and rewards for doing a good job are important. Never use punishment, it's cruel and it doesn't work. My present GSD is my devoted companion very closely bonded with me . If you have any specific questions, I'll be happy to answer them. If you like large dogs, the GSD is a wonderful breed.