What are your plans with this pup? If you are looking for a pet that settles in the house, or a companion you can work with and spend a lot of time working with, sounds like you might have both to choose from. Tell the breeder the level of activity and structure you plan to have (be realistic) and let them help you choose. I've been there before, first shepherd, fell in love with a look and personality and was very disappointed with the temperment I got. She was an affectionate dog that gave us lots of joy, just not the right dog for us.