A German Shepherd pup? That's lovely.
My most beloved pet was a German Shepherd. She was the same age as me, but born on valentines. We named her Bear, short for Big Fluffy Teddy Bear. Everyone found her intimidating because she was massive but she really was lovely. When I was only a toddler I walked to the shop on my own, and she walked me there and back, she was so loyal. I think I was 14 when the monsters around here broke her back with a cement block. She was in too much pain, we had to put her down. It broke my heart.
Not even starting on my old blonde labrador that passed away not long after. I miss him. My rabbit passed away, and I had to rehome my chinchilla. Fluffy and adorable as anything, Kuro was just too exhausting and I had exams.
My old dog that I got at 5, I had to rehome him during christmas with another dog I'd taken in too. It was lonely, but I still have my 3 cats at least.