Originally Posted by huntergreen
i understand your mother wants the small end of the standard, but i would think the type/line of gsd you want would be more important.
Well the reason is my mom is only 4'11 so she doesn't want the dog to be almost as big as her. As for the line/type it doesn't really matter. The only reason I want a GSD is because I need a running partner and a dog that can be a good watch dog and look somewhat imposing. Also after working and being around so many GSD where I work at, I just want to own one. No other breeds that I have come into contact with comes close to the GSD in my opinion.