I'm thinking of asking on the GSD forum I am on if anyone has maybe seen that image in an older book or something, that might tell the source.
Originally Posted by Andrew of Ware
I really misunderstood the thread title. I thought the German shepherds were human shepherds from Germany. I asked myself, 'What is unusual about a shepherd watching a cat walk by?'
This may be why the breed is called the German Shepherd Dog, to help avoid that type of confusion.
Originally Posted by kaemka77
I don't know if this photo is real, but it could be. I'm a service dog handler (I'm disabled) and he can ignore this level of distraction when working. He'll stay in a sit-stay even if you drop a steak on a floor next to him (and he cares for steaks much more than for cats).
That reminds me of when my BIL visits with his guide dog. I have four cats (used to be more)... Of course the dog is trained to ignore distractions.
One of them likes to lay in front of his dog when he's resting, and roll around on her back.
Here's a photo of this: http://www.chicagocanine.com/photos/...rleymurphy.jpg
My cats have no fear of dogs because they were raised around them, they were orphaned kittens and I raised them from 3 weeks old. Most of the time they treated my dogs like furniture, just ignore them or go around or over them if they get in the way.