German Shepherd Dog: This breed is known to shed. Its grooming requirements are extensive. Its energy level outdoors is active. Its energy level indoors is active. In general, this breed is good with children. This breed is good with other animals. A fenced yard is recommended. This breed is not suited for apartment living. This breeds trainability/obedience is noted as very good. This breeds level of alertness is noted as very alert. This breed should be exercised at least 2 times per day.