i love GSDs, my most favorite animal of them all. well second after a tiger but that's not practical to have a Siberian tiger in my house. lol
no im fine with cleaning the hair or even dedicating a room in side. i havent planned out the future in detail yet. just a ruff draft in my head not thought through all the way. dont get me wrong, this new pup will be a member of the family and as to all of our members i want what is best for them all.
right now how ever i would like to focus on finding the right one. then the details of future plans can be molded in to a design.
A good breeder cares about each puppy. They will be able to give you some insight on the character of each puppy. They will be able help you make a good choice. They will care where each puppy is going, and they will probably ask you some questions. One of those will probably be something about whether the dog will be an indoor dog or not. They will probably not sell to you if they think the dog will live outside.
So that question needs to be considered now.
Now, you just went to the house of a hoarder-in-training. Sorry, but Six or more dogs inside the house, cats, and birds, are going to make some mess, and they are going to smell. A dog smells. Some breeds smell worse than others. And when they are wet, they may smell worse. But a well-cared for, healthy dog (singular) will not make your house smell like a dirty pet shop. If you groom the dog once or twice a week yourself -- brush the dog's coat, and take the dog to the groomer when it starts its biannual coat blow, you can cut down on a LOT of the hair that an adult GSD makes.
I am not totally against dogs living outside. But I sell puppies to people who intend to keep them inside. Especially when you have children, the dog becomes a member of the family, and in tune with the family when it is with the family. Unless you spend 90% of your time outside, or if you work 8 or more hours a day with the dog, like a K-9 officer, then your dog is probably not going to be as much a part of your life outside than he is if he is inside. A dog (singular) who lives in a yard, outside, will become bored and a bored dog will often develop some unwanted bored behaviors, like barking constantly, or digging and chewing, escaping, etc.
These dogs are smart, loyal, and have pack drive. They don't like to be left alone constantly. They generally do not like to be blocked away from what the rest of the family is doing.