Hi I just discovered this board that deals with my favorite breed. I have two GSD's that are my life. We live on an island in the Florida Keys and have fun playing on the beach but it sure takes a long time to get the sand out of GSD coats! My older GSD, Pyrate, is almost 8 and was a rescue so has some medical issues and is retired but I still love him. My younger GSD, Raina, is almost 3 years old now and was an import from Germany from a friend there and she is learning Rally-O. She has earned her Rally Novice title from the first show we went to in December and now is working on Advanced Rally exercises. Both my dogs have their CGC titles.