Aww. German Shepherd, classic black & tan coat. These amazing dogs were bred for both guard-dog/protection work and as a loyal companion to children & other family members. Their reputation for viciousness, sadly, comes in part from their use by the Nazis as police dogs. Properly trained & socialized, German Shepherds will play with the kids, protect you from all threats, and take a crime-fighting, rescue, or aid-dog job on the side!