Yes, a German shepherd is a good family dog. German shepherds are affectionate and calm dogs, making them perfect for families with children. The German shepherd’s loyal and protective nature also makes them the perfect guard dog for your family home.
While German shepherds are naturally well-suited to families, they also need a family that can train them properly and can provide them with an active lifestyle, as well as a space big enough for them to play and run in.
If your family is unable to give your German shepherd proper training, an active lifestyle, or a big enough space for them to play in, then a German shepherd is not the right pick for your family.