Cruz is a blend of WG showline and workingline. He is so different than any other GSD that I've owned. He's 8 months and very intelligent. He picks up things very quickly but at the same time alittle stubborn, but most of that is puppy. He has a much higher drive than other GSD's I've owned. It's not a bad thing, but it' an adjustment I've had to make on handling him. He handles much different than my other GSD's I've owned.His insticts are different in example he has a very high prey drive. Very high. It's quite a challenge corraling it. It's managable, but he requires stimulation and obedience training. I'm not an expert in behaviors, but I can clearly see Cruz's workingline traits seem to be predominant in his behaviors. He is none aggressive so far, more passive aggressive. It's really hard to explain in words other than he plays, but he plays hard and trains hard. Super focused when it comes to play or training at this point. I don't like to admit, but he is almost more dog than I can handle. He takes myself and my wife to the limits of our training abilities and also some trainers we've come across. Thats the simple truth. But I wouldn't trade him for any other dog at this point. It's about persistance and and reinforcing training throughout his life. But I'm confident it will get alittle easier as he is losing some of his puppy habits.....mostly alot of mouthing. He rarely mouths us anymore except when he wants out or wants to play or is frustrated.
I would like to have a 100% working line W/GSD down the road. But for now, he's my bud and I think when all's said and done, he'll turn out to be a great dog.