I love the challenge of creating a German Shepherd. It is a breed with a large variety of shapes (some good and some not so good) and colours. They are a very noble breed and their shape, I think, is beautiful. The colouring gives many challenges, with their coats being mostly two or three colours with all varying shades between the combinations of all three. The graduations of blacks to browns, to cream creates a time consuming job, with each colour to be hand blended which takes many hours and can really only be done with good daylight. I have made the mistake of doing this in poor evening light and it doesn't turn out well. I do feel a bit like a breeder and groomer sometimes, creating all these dogs! I wish I had been able to do this during my teenage years, but needle felting was unknown then.