I read your post and have been thinking about it, and after some thought I decided the answer is, if you think a German Shepherd is a fit for you, then a German Shepherd is a fit for you.
Given the fact that you have been reading the forum for years, I am sure you know everything that is involved, and that you don’t really have a wonderful dog for the first couple of years. First you have a land shark, then you have a Butthead teenager, then you have a young dog who needs to figure out that he does not rule the house. After that, you might still not have a wonderful dog, if you did not put in all the training and shape his behavior to what you want, not to mention that you have to get a dog with the right temperament in the first place.
As a fellow cat owner, I have to say that my first cat, who was 14 when I brought eight-week-old Hans home, never liked him, never accepted him, even though the poor dog whined and cried because he really wanted to be friends with the cat! I did ask the breeder for a dog who would not chase the cat and may eventually befriend him, and she did grant my request, however, that cat had other ideas. Disliked Hans until the day he died.
So, if you already have two cats that you adore and who are the center of your universe, do keep in mind that the dynamic in the house will change, and sometimes not for the better. Dogs are highly attention seeking animals, and the cats may just decide to stay away from the dog, and from you, since the German Shepherd will always be exactly where you are, literally.
If you do decide you have to have a GSD in your life, don’t just go to any old backyard breeder and get one, no matter how tempting. Do your research, ask the breeder questions, and introduce extremely carefully, making sure to never, ever, let the puppy chase or harass the cats.
Knowing nothing else about you, that is all I can address, for now.
Good luck in your pursuit.
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