My dog Hannah is a German Shepherd:

She is now 11 years old, and still likes to hike and go for rides. She loves parties and is very fond of my husband. She would like me to go away so she can have him to herself. Her favorite treat is bacon or mini-carrots.

There is a new book out about the most famous German Shepherd of all: "Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend" by Susan Orlean. Here is a little bit about the book:

"Allegedly found in the ruins of a bombed-out dog kennel in France during World War I, then brought to Los Angeles by Lee Duncan, the soldier who found and trained him, by 1927 Rin Tin Tin had become Hollywood's number one box-office star. Susan Orlean's bookabout the dog and the legendis a poignant exploration of the enduring bond between humans and animals. It is also a richly textured history of twentieth-century entertainment and entrepreneurship. It spans ninety years and explores everything from the shift in status of dogs from working farmhands to beloved family members, from the birth of obedience training to the evolution of dog breeding, from the rise of Hollywood to the past and present of dogs in war."

Although Hannah isn't a famous movie star, I'm very glad we adopted her from the Maxfund nine years ago!