Your favorite AKC dog breed is the longhair German Shepherd Dog. This is the perfect breed gift, telling all about German Shepherd Dogs. A great dog lover gift on a t shirt, hoodie, mug, sticker, magnet, button, ornament - makes a great GSD Christmas gift. For nobility of character, purpose and appearance, few animals can surpass the German Shepherd Dog. This breed's courage, steadfast heart, and keen senses have endeared him to mankind. They make wonderful companions who are active, but dignified. They delight in joining you in fishing, swimming or hiking. He is very fond of children once he gets to know them. The German Shepherd is part of the AKC Herding Group. Some other names for the German Shepherd include Deutscher Schaferhund, Alsatian and Schaferhund. One of the all time famous German Shepherds is Rin-Tin-Tin.