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Despite GSDs being great protection dogs, they are also big babies. I've owned several dogs in my lifetime and I've not seen a dog more needy and sensitive.

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Ditto, I also never tire of looking at my GSD as she is so stunning a perfect blend of balance, intelligence and alertness. I am in awe of her and feel blessed to be able to have her in my life..
 

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I like their expressiveness, everything from their vocalizing to the head tilts and the smiles . . .I just feel like GSDs really want to communicate with me.
 

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I am surprised how soft my dog is. My old GSD 40+ years ago was great. No health problems, no attitude problems, no eating problems, and gave 100%... This one thinks she is a Princess, and needs lots of attention.
 

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Range of abilities communicated

I am amazed at the GSDs ability to comunicate competence, compassion, steadfastness, strength, playfullness, nurturing, loyalty and suspicion. All within 2 minutes.
 

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I actually could play baseball catch with my gsd, My yard is inclined I would throw the ball up to her, and she would grab it and drop it, the ball would roll down driveway and was
like having a real kid :) At the park when not too busy there were about 4 benches, on command she would go from one bench and stand and repeat this on all 4 benches then return to me, oh did I mention gsd's are smart.

Not to mention how easy was to come home with a bag of tennis or baseball balls, she would find
the balls on command...yup miss them a ton.
 

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hate to be the party pooper but get on any pb forum and everyone is saying EXACTLY the same thing about their breed...go figure.

a lot of folks actually think the gsd is rather a dim, sickly, fragile and nervous dog, never guess by reading the most frequent thread titles here.
 

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My most loyal companion , I take her nearly everywhere. She is my best friend. She walks me to the kitchen in the middle if the night for some milk.she escorts me to get the paper and mail. She carries my mail back. We go to the park, we go to the beach. We meet new random friends all the time together. We sleep in the same bed. We have movie night, we have Tuna night. I can't express what she means to me. She is very "Alert" not nervous. She is protective to an extent. I will always forgive her mistakes cause no matter what she's my best friend till the end!

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And those threads would be by people that have never owned a GSD?

"My friend had a GSD..."

"My girlfriend's brother had a GSD..."

"I knew a guy who knew a guy that had a GSD..."

:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

I stand in awe of how beautiful Lisl is and how intelligent she has shown me she is. The head tilts that tell me she understands what I'm saying to her when we're watching TV, and the responses to my commands when we're training.

She crawls up into my bed in the morning and rest her head on my neck hoping to wake me up, and then rolling over onto her back when I do just to rub her belly before starting the day.

She is my companion; my shadow. She moves when I move and she sits or lays down when I do. I know of no other dog that exhibits that sort of devotion, and willingness to please one human being.
 

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And those threads would be by people that have never owned a GSD?
err no!

don't get me wrong i luvs my boy but know i have seen many good and bad dogs of every possible breed and try and keep my feet, head and heart planted on the ground.
 

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err no!

don't get me wrong i luvs my boy but know i have seen many good and bad dogs of every possible breed and try and keep my feet, head and heart planted on the ground.
The more I see, the more I know that there's never been bad dogs, just bad people with dogs.
 

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hate to be the party pooper but get on any pb forum and everyone is saying EXACTLY the same thing about their breed...go figure.

a lot of folks actually think the gsd is rather a dim, sickly, fragile and nervous dog, never guess by reading the most frequent thread titles here.
That's because those descriptions were from people who don't know diddly squat about GSDs. I think almost all of us here think all dogs are great, and we love our GSDs.
 

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hate to be the party pooper but get on any pb forum and everyone is saying EXACTLY the same thing about their breed...go figure.

a lot of folks actually think the gsd is rather a dim, sickly, fragile and nervous dog, never guess by reading the most frequent thread titles here.
GSD's have strength and gentleness in such a big dog! Get a Vlchak if you want a GSD that makes you look macho. Not every one cares for a wolf in the family, for most of us a GSD is truly The Dog For All Seasons.
 

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I have owned many breeds in my life but my top two I love for different reasons.

GSD in general - their size, strength, temperament, protectiveness.

MY GSD - his coat (long hair) and color (sable), his gentleness (watching him play with the 6 week old Crested puppies), his drive and stamina (he NEVER wants to stop playing ball) and his doofiness. :)

Chinese Cresteds in general - their size (small but not tiny), temperament and looks (like a little pony).

MY CCs - my foundation bitch it has only one thing that I don't consider to be perfect - she is a hairy hairless. If she was a true hairless she would be perfect! Outgoing, happy, VERY smart, agile, determined and she has the correct size and structure. She also has high play AND prey drive (which makes training easy and fun).
 

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Their ears. I love how they stand up right. Like a crown.
Adaptability. I don't see it so much in other dogs. Fiona is ok with a busy day of errands or a day of being a couch potato.
I just love how they look. Other dogs look ugly to me. In general. Some individual dogs are passable. But Fiona would win my Beauty contest against any other breed.


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I’ve had several dogs throughout my lifetime and I have to say there is something different about GSD’s. Jake is my first GSD (my husband’s 3rd) so he already knew how special they were. Now that Jake is almost 16 months and settling down nicely, his real personality is shining through. He is very high energy and follows my husband everywhere! When he’s not home, he’s my shadow. He is the biggest suck in the world – when I get home he loves his scratches while he sits beside me on the couch … this is mandatory for at least 10 – 15 minutes a day. He’s a sneaky little monkey too! Just the other night he got a bone to chew on and he knows he’s supposed to chew them on the hall mat, but he still tests us. This particular night he went straight for the carpet at the bottom of the stairs. He went onto the mat when I told him to, but my husband was watching and as I walked away Jake kept his eye on me and as soon as I disappeared into the kitchen he was right back up on the stairs. You can’t help but laugh!

He is mischievous, intelligent, sensitive and such a pleasure to have around! He makes us laugh every single day and there is nothing better than coming home to some GSD loving!
 
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