Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Farmington Hills, Michigan
This is not the answer you want, but it is the truth.....It depends.
It depends on how good of a "dog person" the new owner is.....and it depends on the temperament of the GSD.
I think a new owner who is not a very good dog person, matched with a very high drive, strong land shark of a working line....and it would a train wreck. Same would be true of an over the top, strong show line.
The real issue is....the odds of getting a land shark are greater with working lines. The odds of getting a dog of companion temperament are greater with show lines.
Companions and land sharks occur in either lines....key is to cultivate a relationship with the breeder, communicate what you are looking for...and the breeder will select a pup of appropriate temperament for you.
Good breeders generally pick your dog for you.....
Soon, others will wade in and offer additional perspective.
Best of luck.
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