I think its just education. Alot of owners like myself, not knowing too much about the breed, mistakenly think they are large dogs. just keep educating us
I wish I could....but as I posted "these are the questions I ask".
Another observation I have made. GSDs amongst a few other breeds have such a wide variance in shapes and sizes. Yes, I suppose being one of the top most popular dogs has it's setbacks but most every purebred smooth/rough coat Collie/ St Bernard/Newfie/Afghan Hound etc. one sees, they basically are so much more homogenized in appearance. So, what's up with the wide array of GSDs when it comes to appearance?
Yes, I ask many questions.