Sheppard's dog, Bruce.
Is a purebred German Shepherd, but has hip problems. Due to his volatility towards black people (I don't know why, I think it's because they behave scared or antsy around him, and he detects it and thinks "They don't belong near me!" and starts barking), he is nicknamed the Objective Interim Black Man Scaring Device.
His other claim to fame is scaring Ace Pace through photographs of himself.