Shortly after Rin Tin Tin was featured in the film “Man From Hell’s River” (1922), the German Shepherd became No. 1 in American Kennel Club registrations. Though German Shepherds slipped out of the Top 10 after World War II, they were No. 6 in the 1950s and have remained in the Top 4 since then.
Energetic and fun-loving, this breed is a good guard dog and the ideal choice for many families. Herbert Hoover, Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy were all German Shepherd owners.