Jake is loved and feared in our neighborhood. Old man up the street loves him. Reminds him of the dog he had when in Korea. Every time he sees Jake, calls him Captain.
Local beat cop calls us the neighborhood watch K9 unit.
Not all is so favorable. Neighbors overheard calling him a bear. Local school kids call our house the place with "that scary beastdog". Old woman chastised us for owning a "newfangled wolf-thing". Also, when I take Jake for a walk, it NEVER fails that people of a certain ethnic background drop whatever they are doing and go in their home the second they see him. Group was out drinking beer on their front porch, we walk nearby. "yo, police dog!" then they all went inside. Oddest thing ever.
GSD: Jake. (2008-2018)
Labrador Retriever: Spookie (adopted from local shelter)
Bengal Cat: Starbucks (rescue)