Kyleigh is my first GSD, but I've had other dogs, and LOADS of experience being around dogs, working with them, etc. I didn't want my first dog to be a GSD because I knew they were "A LOT" of dog.
I'm in my 40s and I'm glad I waited. I've had ZERO problems with Ky - no aggression, nothing ... BUT she is a lot more dog than most! Smart as a whip, bored easily, very active and demands a lot more time than a "normal" dog. By demanding I mean, training is amped up, hikes are longer, more intense, play times are more involved, etc.
A healthy GSD will not be happy with a 45 minute play time and then sleep on the couch for the rest of the evening (not saying a golden will either) but I find that a GSD is a lot of dog, for a long time!!!
If you've been exposed to dogs a lot and have a sound understanding on how to be with dogs, and have lots of time and energy, sure, they can be amazing dogs ... get one from a reputable breeder ... do NOT get one from any where else.
I think it also depends on your age group ... if you are a teenager, I would say not yet, wait til you're older ... if you're older, then have fun researching!
Marion’s Zoo-Kyleigh, Raylan-cat, Echo-TAG,