Whenever I take Nina for a walk, a lot of people are scared of her. Even when she doesn't bark, I've seen people who yell at me that they're allergic to dogs and to get away (and after that they'll go and pet my friends puppy). Or one lady picked up her little dog and started shushing it like it was a baby and and like my dog was going to attack it. Which she didn't even look twice at it. Nina minds her own business for the most part, she rarely barks, and when she does I quickly use the cue for her to stop. She's a little on the small side for a shepherd, she's not like, gigantic or anything. When kids come up to pet my friend and I's dogs, they go straight to the puppy and their parents warn them to stay away from Nina. Why are German shepherds so scary to people? I mean, I don't care that they're not giving my dog any attention, because Nina's sort of aloof, doesn't care much for it. That's how the breed usually is. I just don't really get why she's so terrifying.