The German Shepherd is indeed an impressive breed – noble and handsome in appearance, hignly alert, and always full of life. However, before choosing a Shepherd either for showing or as a pet, make sure that you are the right owner for such an energetic and spirited dog.
Loyal Protector of the Home Most dogs are kept primarily as companions, but even the smallest can also provide security through its vigilance and keen senses. Because of its imposing size, looks, and protective, ever-alert nature, the German Shepherd is virtually ideal as a guard dog, but behaviour must be socially acceptable. Correct training and early interaction with other animals is vital.