"I know NOTHING about breeding and am curious about his bloodlines"
A little late to be asking about this isn't it?
I would assume that you have already inquired and found out all you needed to know about your new dog before you bought him, no?
Or at least had someone you know and trust tell you about him?
No...it's not about being rude. It's telling the truth, which of course, to some, is "hate".
From MrsK early on.
That is not a finished dog. From your description, you wanted a finished dog that is extremely obedient. He does not appear to be ready for the IPO1 yet, not even ready for the BH.
When people tried to explain, things got ugly.
And that comes from telling people things they don't want to hear.
The dog is handsome, the dog seems nice so far, and hopefully will continue to be as it settles in, keeping in mind it takes a few weeks to a month or more for dogs to truly "settle in" so you start seeing their true personalities.
If advising the OP that they really don't want their brand new GSD to "fight back" or "teach the Chi his place" is wrong and rude, then I guess I'm wrong and rude.
I've seen dogs injured severely by dogs their own size during a fight.
To wish a GSD would fight back against a dog under 10lbs...makes me wonder if that person just really wants the Chi to die (?) or perhaps they don't understand that even a nip, to a dog that size from a GSD could be fatal.