I know that everyone is going to have their opinions on how certain breeds of dogs are, even if they are sitting right in front of one who is well behaved. I just wanted to know how important changing the perception of the GSD is to some of you? Do you go out of your way to educate people who think GSD's are a 'bad breed' or do you let people think what they are going to think? I wouldn't say that I go out of my way, but most individuals that I run across in my area seem to appreciate the fact that I spend so much time with the dogs to make sure that they are well behaved. Our rescue does visit schools to teach kids about responsible dog ownership, but we aren't focused on any one breed. We usually bring a random dog who would be suitable for that situation, and have brought several 'dangerous breeds' with us, including German Shepherds. Sometimes parents will be there when we are talking to the kids and a few have said that they see different breeds in a little more of a positive way, so I guess that is something.