Hi, I just joined the group even though I've lurked here before in answer to GSD questions I've had. Now I can post! I have a 3 month old white GSD I'm training for SAR work. I live in Portland, OR. I just posted a question on the puppy section about how outgoing your GSD pup is/was . . . GSDs are known to be aloof as adults but does this mean they're also aloof as puppies? Mine doesn't like to be approached by strange people and rears back if someone tries to pat him on top of his head. But, if the person isn't paying him much attention, he's curious and sniffing them. And he thinks other dogs are just plain great. His tail always wags and he's got a great temperament. Anyway, I'd be grateful for help. Nice to meet everyone!