No offense but what you just described...sounds like every other pet dog: "family dog, trainable and obedient, friendly with people and animals, companion and walk buddie." We all want these things for our dogs. A Retriever could be those things. A Poodle. What exactly about a GSD do you want? Do you want a high drive dog? Or a high energy dog? One that has very strong protective instincts? One that you can do sports with? One that you want to do Schutzhund/IPO with? If you can answer some of these questions, then maybe the other more knowledgeable members can help you better.Thank you Jax08 for the question.
If I could define my new family member with one word it would be a "gentleman".
A family dog, no necessarily t a guard dog (of course he still would be GSD with all that this entails)
Friendly with people and animals ( I do have a 10 yr old shitzu).
Trainable and obedient.
He will be my companion and walk buddie.