(German Shepherds) are large dogs which thrive on physical and mental activity. Consider acquiring one only if you can provide it with the space, exercise, and attention it needs. Bored Shepherds lead unhappy lives, and through frustration may tend to be vocal and even destructive. Properly cared for, this vigorous, responsive breed can be among the most rewarding of all dogs to own.
Play is integral part of relationship between dog and owner.