My aunt thinks the same way about German Shepherds, all Pit Bulls, and Rottweilers. She keeps telling me one of the dog's I work with are going to attack me or kill me. She thinks the only reason my pet is nice, is because he isn't a full blood GSD. She thinks all the police GSD's are blood thirsty and would kill people is the police didn't pull them off. She is very ignorant.
The sad thing is, this is probably true. Most of those dogs are aggressive, but only because of the idiots that own them. They get an APBT and think, "Oh... it's okay if I don't socialize him!" Then their dog gets out, attacks another dog, and the people and media scream, "Vicious breed! Vicious breed!" I wish BYB's and puppy mills would stop breeding these dogs and them selling them to the first idiot that lines up, cash in hand. I wish some shelters and rescues would 100% make sure the person they are giving this breed can handle them. Some people own a goldfish and think, "I'm going to get a German Shepherd!" Then their dog bites someone and that person thinks all GSD's are aggressive.
Work with beautiful, loving GSD's