Re: German Shepherds vs Golden Retrievers
Well a dog is a dog is a dog! Everyone of them learns in similar fashion, some faster than others, some have different instincts than others.
You have already hit one of the biggest differences. GSD's are not the whole world's best buddy like a GR can be.
Both breeds are energetic and require a committment of time to exercise, socialize and train.
I think one of the biggest things new GSD owners face is not really understanding how protective a GSD can be. Any dog will be somewhat protective but a GSD wsa bred to protect and serve. They are very people oriented and will look out for you. They need to know what the boundaries are and what is acceptable. They are not push button dogs.
Then again, I know several GR's that are not push button either. So I think as long as you understand the basic character of the breed and know they need trainig and exercise and socialization and need to have a job, you will do fine.
See a dog is a dog is a dog!
Welcome to you and hope you get a GSD! They are the best so maybe a dog is not just any dog after all!
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