Hello, I'm Rose and have had german shepherds throughout my life. By day, In New Mexico, my father used them to keep coyotes at bay during fouling and calfing seasons. At night, our family companions, strong and gentle. I simply adore the breed and love learning all I can about them. My current is Alex (Alexander The Great) and although he is a total momma's boy, he completely accepts me as the Alpha. As he ages (10) I have begun to see typical health issues, so I'm grateful for a forum like this where we can information with others who may or may not be going through the same things. I'm always interested in learning all I can about these beautiful and fantastic dogs, looking forward to getting to know some of you and your words of wisdom.