So this last Sunday I went to a Volkswagen/Euro car cruise-in with my husband and everyone had these tiny little dogs...the biggest dog was an Australian Cattle Dog and it tried to bite mine.
Everyone was looking at us like we were crazy to bring a GSD to a car show...it's technically mostly German cars so we were like yay GSD and German cars wheee. And Gunther is very well behaved in public. No pulling, barking or whining. I don't know, all the parents were pulling their kids away from him and I was just sitting there like...he loves kid
and he would love to play..he's just a puppy. They let their kids play with the Australian cattle dog and the Cavalier King Charles. The Cavalier even jumped on the kids...
The only people that let their dog near mine was a couple with the most gentle pitbull ever
Either way, I always look to how the owner treats their dog to gauge how their dog is going to react to strangers or other dogs. (The Australian cattle dog was told to leave it when Gunther passed he dropped to floor and licked his owners shoe...made me a little sad for the poor pup) I have a soft spot for misunderstood dogs. Very polite dog though and great owners.
I don't know though I thought people were becoming more open towards GSDs. The people who put on the show had no issue with Gunther, just some of the people there...my dog has never bitten anyone! He just watches people and studies his surrounding and apparently that's scary.
Sorry for the rant, it was just frustrating to have my dog be unfairly judged due to his breed and size