This face-off is nothing short of hilarious. The pup's reaction says a lot about the personality of German shepherds: protective and tough on the outside, but sweet as pie on the inside. Described by the AKC as fun-loving, courageous and smart, the German shepherd makes a fantastic family and watch dog. They are known to be extremely loyal, easily trained and very lovable, especially once a relationship is formed. These pups do well with children and other pets, too. With their strength, large stature and frequent utilization by the police and military, German shepherds are sometimes thought of as aggressive dogs. However, this is not true; while they will take a stand if necessary, they do not relish unwarranted hostility.