Hi my name is Paul and I am delighted to have been accepted as a forum member and look forward to joining in the discussions and hope to share my GSD experiences and learn from yours. I have owned dogs all my adult life and was brought up in a dog owning family . Sadly I have just lost my German Shepherd, Max who was eleven years and six months old, he had to be pts three weeks ago. I will be getting another puppy [GSD] but not quite ready yet. I also share my life with my four year old Rottweiler Saxon who seems to be missing Max as much as I am. Happy to be here and sorry for the somewhat long intro.