Hi there. I've owned GSDs all my life and adopted another best friend recently - a German bloodline male. I'm going to be training him as a service dog for myself and bite work. He's doing very well in both areas already. He is almost 14 weeks old. He is the smartest GSD I've ever owned.
I also have a 6 year old female American bred GSD who comes from conformation bloodlines. She has Pannus unfortunately.
My baby boy is black sable and my lady is red sable.
I had to put down a rescue GSD about 6 months ago. She was 11.
This post sounds incredibly gloomy! Let me just say - all is great and I'm happy to have found this forum.