I picked up a German Sheperd today. He is 16months old and already trained. I got him from a trainer who supplys utility dogs to the local police depts. I was kind of nervous bringing him around my kids but he took to them as soon as I opened the door. His name is Apollo and he weighs about 100lbs. A friend of mine got his sister. We have his brother on the streets already in my Dept, and he is turning out to be a really good K-9. Mine is alittle rough around the edges now because he hasn't been worked yet and getting used to the new home. He is quickly learning and will be my wife and kids first dog/pet.