I got a German Sheperd!! This is my second one, and he is awesome. Two weeks ago I went into the office and, long story short, I left with DUKE, who needed a home. I was not looking to acquire a dog anytime soon, but he has a very good tempermant, and everyone said he was friendly and would be good with kids. So I put him in my pickup. He is 18 mo. old, 90lbs, perfect red/blk/tan saddleback. After 3 hours or so of observing him, I concluded he was good natured, a good first impression on his part. But he limped on his left side. That I found out was due to lack of exercise, muscle atrophy. His hips, well, only x-rays will tell that story. But after two weeks of walks, him playing "keep-away" with his rawhide w/ my kids, he is prancing, not limping. SO, I called my wife and I told her I had this GSD. Mind you, it's two weeks before Christmas, we have four children, and my wife is busier than a one legged man in an ass kicking contest. She say's "uh-OK, bring him home so I can see for myself. Ten minutes later she calls and says all the kids are excited. She is pretty cool. So it's been two weeks and Duke is a member of our family. He has not had an accident in the house. He has not chewed anything other than his toys. He has ridden with me every day. He is gentle with my children, and just recently exhibits "ownership" and protection for his house. I really consider him a gift from the Lord.