Curious about American Show Lines
There are two young males, American show lines in this GSD social group I see sometimes, ages 1 and almost 3. They do not have the severe sloping back (angulation?) that may be the stereotype of this GSD. One owner said the breeders are getting away from this. These GSD's are gorgeous with great temperament. They are tall, athletic, slightly slender (compared to my stocky working line girl) but sturdy, no aggression and not too excitable either, can seem to adapt to anyplace. So far the only down side to this line is that one owner felt her dog was not protective.
I have not been exposed to many American Show Lines, but if these two dogs are accurate representations, I would definitely consider getting one in the future. Are they ever considered for service dogs with this type of temperament?