What people here fail to add into the equation of what they "like" - especially based on experience or relationships with European breeders and trainers - they rarely LIVE with their dogs....these dogs are kenneled, the OCD behaviors, pacing, spinning are not a factor in their choosing a dog to breed or to buy...some of these breeders have a dozen dogs living in crates in a building out side the house or in sheds/runs at a club...situations that here, if we saw, we would be horrified.
And yes, I do like a dog I can live with ......I don't have dogs because I like the sport of whatever it is being called this year....my identity is not wrapped with with success in competition. I do the sport because I like the German Shepherd Dog and my own dogs and I learn about their ability and character through the sport. I really doubt that the intention of the ideal dog was to breed one who was a hectic animal who could not settle and who would retaliate or attack their handler....so yes, I can definitely say I value temperament, character and ability over extreme drive that is hectic....after all, you can have that drive without the bat caca crazy additions....I have a dog like that sitting here - and only personal circumstances have kept him from being high profile....
Hexe Sch2, Komet & Kougar IPO1, Kira HGH, SG Bengal, Lynx v Wolfstraum ~ Ziberia IPO1 ~ ATB Basha, Kougar & Kyra, Fenja, Sch3s, Cito, Sch2, DangerRH, Csabre & Alice Sch1s ~Kelsey