“Is she friendly?”
This has to be the most common question I get from people while walking Pyrrha.
And it’s fair. German shepherds have a fairly negative image in the public eye, particularly for generations above my own. They are almost always portrayed in the media as either one of two things: a hard-working police dog, or a vicious guard dog.
But I always think: Would you ask me that question if I was walking a lab? Or a golden retriever? Or a poodle?
In truth, I don’t mind the question so much, because I’d rather the person ask about approaching her than just run up and smack her on the head with a well-intentioned pat. But it does bring to mind the issue of breed stereotyping.
Do you feel like people ask you certain questions about your dog based on his or her appearance?
Regardless, hope you and your pups have a happy weekend!