There may be other breeds of dogs that can perform a given task better than a German Shepherd, but there is no breed that can perform as many tasks as well as the German Shepherd Dog. From loyal family companions, to war and peacetime heroes, their versatility and intelligence have allowed them to serve in law enforcement departments all over the country, and to be the first breed trained to guide the blind. Whether they are watching over the children in a family, comforting the ill and aged, guarding and herding the farmers flocks, searching for the lost and injured, or serving our Country, this dog can do it all. Just ask anyone who has been lucky enough to share his or her life with these wonderful dogs. A well-bred, well-trained German Shepherd is the ideal all around dog.