Thankyou Hyacinth.

It is funny, I tried and tried to convince my partner to be open minded towards getting a GSD. We had a pure breed back when I was young, absolutely loved the dog to death! Anyway, she was very opposed against it. In fact we went to the pound to look at a Dobermann x Kelpie - all black with white boots...needless to say, we both fell in love with 'Marley'.

Thanks to everyone that replied to the thread, I will hang around the forum a bit more so I can hopefully build enough knowledge to have marley well trained one day