Not at all. I have 5 dogs and lived in an apartment with no yard with 4 dogs for a long time. We now have 1/2 acre, but sometimes I think that can get them in trouble. Not necessarily the GSD's but any dog in general..they find stuff to get into and its harder to keep an eye on them. I'm moving my 10 x 20 dog run and connecting it to the house with a dog door and they can come in and out and play in there. If I'm in the yard then they can be in the yard, otherwise I want them somewhere where I know they are safe and not eating stuff.
Misty- Samoyed Mix, Tannor- Golden Retriever CGC
Robyn- GSD CGC, TC, Midnite-GSD CGC,TC, Brennan-Golden Retriever CGC, Batman-Husky/Greyhound , Apollo-GSD