He's a beauty. I once had a 1/2 Malamute 1/2 German Shepherd. He was the easiest dog to train I'd ever (and still have ever) had. Come to think of it, he resembles my Shagg a lot! lol I'd don't think you're cruel or anything to have him....besides, it's not like you're asking to breed him, right?
Absolutely not, I wouldn't know the first thing about breeding and I got him from good people. I've just heard that he's going to rip my throat out in my sleep a few too many times now and I'm sick of it. BTW, did you know the German Shephard breed was originally created using wild wolves?