We got him over a year ago from a nice little lady here in SA.(MISTAKE_RUDE FREAKING LADY) We met his dad, and his dad was really nice, well trained, however his mom was another story. It made me hesitant to buy him knowing his mom wasn't nice. I got him anyways. He is an amazing dog. Potty trained in less than a week at 2 1/2 months old. Was great in stores, was nice to people. Then at around 4 months he started changing almost. He would growl in petsmart at people and dogs. Then people would come over and we would have to put him up because of the way he was acting(growling but hiding). He didn't try to bite anyone, he just acts nervous and will not go near them. My husbands work friend however went over to him kind of quick and aggressive like and he lunged at his throat. Thats when I was like, he can go outside when people are over.(we tried the whole slowly meeting people, didn't work) I have 2 kids and another GSD(whom i adopted from New York) and 2 cats. He is great around them all. Well what made me rethink the way he was acting is fine is when my niece was over and she came in our room late at night with no lights and he nipped at her face. That was the last straw. It scared me to death. He only left a small scratch, but I can't have a dog that will do that when I have children at my house on a day by day basis. I think he was just guarding his territory, but at this point. I just don't know anymore, I know he is a result of backyard breeding. She's only 6. I tend to think of the what ifs.I know with rehabilitation and counseling he would be an amazing dog. He sits, lays down, stays. He was spoiled rotten as a puppy just because he was so amazing. He plays fetch with anything and everything. People have told me to put him into training but at this point we cannot afford it. Im still hesitant on even rehoming him Because we do love him, I just can't take the risk. The other thing that scared me is when my kids dressed up in their ninja suits he went psycho on them, barking and growling. They had to run in their room real quick!! Please help and no bashing please.