would like to introduce myself, my name is Austin (aust for short). My fiancee and I are the proud new owners of a purebred German Shepherd which we picked up only yesterday. We also have an Australian Terrier which is about 4 years old and on top of that we foster dogs for the local animal rescue group down here.
I am new to dog ownership and as yet my Shepherd is unnamed - still waiting to see a little more of his personality before we decide on a name. I wanted a shepherd for their loyalty and also the ability to be a good protector but also be gentle around kids and family - we don't have kids yet but we do have a lot of little ones (nieces, nephews etc) that come to visit so our boy needs to be able to mix with them.
When we picked him up he was in a terrible state with fleas and a few marks on him, his home wasnt the best but he is a purebreed and we saw mum so we are confident that with time and care he will grow up to be a valued family member.
I will have a look around the forum and see what is here, I'm a big fan of forums and my username is pinched from Australian Ford Forums where I'm also a member. Look forward to sharing advice and stories with you all soon.