I got my 1st boxer 1 month ago, I have always had GSD's. He is such a very good boy. Smart, cute, loving and super funny. He just wants to be with you. He's awesome with all the kids that traipse through our house, and I did get him insured through VPI(yes pet insurance) it was a small price to pay for my piece of mind that if he ate something (he eats EVERYTHING) or needed an ER vet visit I wouldn't be overly stressed about the vet bills. He's been an awesome addition to our family!