that's funny, MrsD, I had sleepless nights worrying that Hope might be enormous even though I'd seen photos of her next to someone. She has GSD in her for sure but she is quite slight. Your pup-to-be looks similar but teeny and very beautiful.
Male dogs don't usually go for a female. My neighbour didn't believe me as he said his won't let any dog onto his territory. He was astonished when they did meet and in his house, when he came running in and immediately fell in love with my little girl, who spurned his advances with a cat-like purring growl, which even on my lap she didn't stop doing. My male neighbour couldn't believe it himself. < my little girl is so pretty and cute, but won't stand persistant males> grin face.