Grady was dumped in a rural area. he was skin and bones when found. i really think he is full shepherd but i can't say that for sure. he loves his person. he loves a dog playmate. he does well with all my dogs but i have no really alpha dogs but i think he would be fine. he loves a 37 pound hound mix a third of his size and logan loves to play with him. he is super smart. he has energy but no crazy for a shepherd. he is fully vetted. would make a great hiking or running companion. he is just a great dog. he might be too much for small children just because he is so big.