Many years ago we were taking our GSD puppy to the vets for his inoculations. Hubby had him inside his coat. A woman stopped us and asked if she could stroke the puppy to which husband said yes. She then asked what breed is it, hubby replied GSD whereby she pulled her hand away as if the dog was going to savage her. He grew into the most gentlemanly GSD you could meet. He loved everything and everybody.