Be careful who you purchase from
My GSD is a wonderful alpha, guard dog! Wendy was born that way. I had no experience about choosing breeders. When I first got her, she was aloof. She loved to play, but had not really been "introduced" to loving and being picked up! She is very obedient and attentive. But please check the breeder carefully! Dr. Preiser is great with GSD's, but they are not your "fun, easy going pups".