I am excited to join this group. My boyfriend and his family had a German Shepard before I meet him and then I came along and loved the little fella (actually quite large) so much. Unfortunately one morning I found him and he had passed away in the middle of the night. We are not sure what caused his death but we have not been able to agree if we should get another since. So for now I will live vicariously through all of your puppies!