Honestly, you need to put temperament, drive, stability and health above that gorgeous face.
How would you feel about it if a breeder had the puppy with that great black face, but when they sold it to you it turned out to have drive out the yin-yang. To the point where it NEEDED to be a SAR dog or a k9 officer? It wouldn't work out well. At the same rate, if you get one with a little bit less black on its face but the perfect temperament and amount of drive for you then it makes up for not having the FULLY black face.
Have you checked into bicolors? Or solid blacks? No, they're not so common in show lines... But they are possibly and would be guaranteed to have the black face you want.
I started my search with solid black found nothing,
Wait let me make this clear temperment is everything absolutely but then I would have to trust my breeder and thats what I thought I was doing last time. Lets just say that at first glance we all tend to gravitate to looks but there is nothing better than a dog with great personality for what you want
Well, you can actually get solid blacks out of two b/t parents. Since it's recessive. Black is pretty rare among showlines, but as I said it does happen. Bi-colors also happen. I know someone in the local ASL club who owns two bicolors. Both very gorgeous. Obviously not WGSL, but still.
Yes, temperament is most important over-all.
ETA- I do know a WGSL breeder with a male 7 month old pup who has this dark face. I don't think he'll lighten up much more...
Mom To~ Dakoda (b/t GSD), Acheron (black GSD)
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Liesge, that dog is stunning! Wow...really beautiful.
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I think all lines have dogs with dark faces, and dogs with light faces. My girl is working lines, albeit a poorly bred working line most would say, and has a very light face.
I guess I didn't explain very well. I thought show lines had to be the more classic look, because that was what they want in show. Isn't anything out of standard considered a fault? My girl is from show lines and she has the far more classic look.