Iris is a 2.5 year old purebred German Shepherd, who was purchased from a breeder with breeding rights because she wasn’t spayed, and to everyone’s “surprise” found herself in a shelter. Iris was adopted from the shelter and retuned because people really want a “pretty face”, without understanding the breed requirements. We keep saying this over and over and wish people would hear us: an English Bulldog is not a good running partner, likewise, a German Shepherd is not a couch potato; thus you must match your lifestyles to the needs of the breeds you are making a commitment to! Iris is as close to a perfect GSD as one can be, smart, listens from the first command, reserved, careful, alert, attentive, protective, PERFECT on a leash, non-reactive, friendly, but most importantly … SAFE. Due to her past, being an unaltered dominant female and having lived with another unaltered dominant female GSD, Iris does not get along with female dogs.