Originally Posted by VanBuren shepherds
The dog might work for an individual who is single and without children. It's not the most exciting life for a GSD, but it might be the best opportunity for them to have a long healthy life.
I think this situation would be the most exciting for the dog, actually. Or you think single people do not go anywhere, do not train, do not socialize, and everything has to evolve around children?
Re original subject. You need to rehome the dog. If you have these thoughts now you need to rehome the dog asap before you start resenting and hating him. The 'trainers' and 'behaviorists' verdicts need to be taken with a grain of salt, regardless how much they charge.
Putting the dog down before even trying to get in touch with a rescue/people who know GSD? Here are two examples of dogs that had to be put down and this decision would be supported on this board. One dog, over 2 yo, was 'abused, dog aggressive, snapped at children, roamed the neighborhood, muzzled when on public, had serious problems, free to good home or put down'. Well, this dog went to friends of mine after I met the dog, and he is now 'the best tempered and the sweetest GSD we have ever met." (quote from his new owners). Go figure.
Another case, a dog that bit the youngest child in the family, badly, couldn't stay at home. Right now the dog is in LE and the handler says that he thought that his previous dog was good but he was wrong, this dog is just everything what he ever dreamed to have in his K9 partner.
Real dogs, heartbreaking situations but people worked through them and found a win-win solution.
About the breeder, cut your losses and move on.