I was half joking about a new breed but at one time not all that long ago the GSD came about as a new breed.
Taken from several different lines and I'll bet a lot of culling to arrive at a stable Jack of all Trades, good with kids and can settle in home dog.
Dogs that could work at numerous tasks and still settle.
Not a whole lot of them in the GSD population any more.
Jack (Hunter) vom Adlerstein 12/20/2006
Zena vom True Haus 8/25/2011