Thanks for the welcomes! Just came upon this site and thought it looked like an interesting one to belong to. We have had German Shepherd Dogs since we both were in our teens, in other words for about 45 to 50 years. They form a great part of both of our lives to say the least. We're fortunate that we can travel to the United States each winter for 5 months to escape our cold winters. We're just getting ready to head south to Arizona in about 2 weeks. Needless to say we're both retired and find ourselves busier now than when we worked. Also we are very much into "raw feeding" for about 15 to 20 years now and have had amazing results. Vaccinations are also at a bare minimum in this family as we've learned over the years that we're not doing our dogs any favors by vaccinating as most protocols suggest. Looking forward to learning more on this site.