I currently have two small breed dogs and am due to bring home a gsd pup the end of June. I was at a dog event over the weekend and was admiring the gsd rescue group's dogs. In speaking with one of the group's volunteers, I was told that it would be a horrible idea to bring home a gsd, even an 8 week pup, since I have two small dogs. I do understand that there is care /training that needs to be taken when you have a large dog playing/ living with small dogs. Our plan was to join our local gsd club and do obedience training through them and my dogs would either be always supervised or crated when we were unable to do so. To make what could be an even longer story short, my husband is absolutely freaked and wants to pull our deposit. I've searched the threads about this topic and it seems even here opinions are split. If the pup we were to get is from two lower drive parents, would that lead to a possibly lower prey drive? Would an 8 week puppy that was taught to be gentle from the beginning be okay with our small breeds? I know there are families that have gsd's living with everything from small dogs and cats to birds and even pigs. I don't want to pull a deposit if this is something that could be effectively managed. Sorry if I rambled. Thank you for your input.