The breed was named Deutscher Schäferhund by von Stephanitz, literally translating to “German Shepherd Dog”. The breed was so named due to its original purpose of assisting shepherds in herding and protecting sheep.
German Shepherd or GSD serve as an ideal family dog. They are considered as good house dogs because of their calm nature and caring temperament. ... 1- German Shepherd is an intelligent dog breed – The largest percentage of police dogs all over the world are GSD's.
Potential animal aggression. Most German Shepherds are good with other dogs and cats in their own family. But some German Shepherds are quite dominant, or even aggressive, toward other dogs of the same sex. And some German Shepherds show strong predatory behavior toward cats and other animals that run.