This Is the No. 1 Dog Breed People Are Judging You For Having

7. German shepherd

German shepherd in a summer day

Their use as police dogs might make people nervous. | keleny/iStock/Getty Images

The German shepherd is strong, smart, and hardworking. Many police officers use these dogs, which makes people nervous. If you mistreat or don’t train a German shepherd correctly you could be in for trouble. With an average bite force of 238 pounds, it can be a formidable opponent in a confrontation. German shepherds also tend to have physical issues due to overbreeding. If you want one, make sure you get one from a reputable breeder, then make sure you give your puppy a lot of exercise, socialization, and obedience training.

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