What Is a German Shepherd Dog?
The German Shepherd Dog is a dog of legend. Everyone, no matter where they live, knows what a German Shepherd Dog looks like: those upright ears, the piercing eyes that can see into your soul, and the traditional black and tan coat. German Shepherd Dogs are, and have been, one of the most loved dogs on the planet, usually ranking in the top ten for number of registrations with the American Kennel Club. Unfortunately, the breed has also made some enemies, and in some cities and counties it is illegal to own a German Shepherd Dog. Some homeowner’s insurance companies will not insure families who own German Shepherd Dogs. Fortunately, throughout its history the breed has had some well-known supporters, both in the past and today. Several U.S. presidents have owned GermanVShepherds, including John F. Kennedy and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Actors and celebrities who have treasured the breed include Jack LaLanne, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Eva and Zsa Zsa Gabor, George Hamilton, and David Letterman. And of course, no one who was a fan of the old Westerns can forget Roy Rogers’ dog, Bullet! Sigmund Freud was also a German Shepherd Dog owner; hmmm, wonder what that says about him?