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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-07-2012, 02:27 PM Thread Starter
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Black GSD Temperament

On another forum, someone mentioned they were considering a solid black German Shepherd because they're generally softer in temperament than other GSDs. I'd never heard (or witnessed) this before and was just curious if there's any truth to it.
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No. There is no truth to that. Temperament is about lines. It's totally comparable to saying redheads are all hot-tempered brats or blondes are dumb.
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In my personal experience (have owned one solid black and two b and t) definitely not. In fact my trainer believes exactly the opposite.
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post #4 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-07-2012, 02:32 PM
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No it's not. Many police and military dogs are black. However, I've heard that White shepherds are softer.
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Don't tell that to my husband's solid black LOL, I'm thinking he would disagree!
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No it's not. Many police and military dogs are black. However, I've heard that White shepherds are softer.
It actually was in the context of someone recommending the OP check out white Shepherds for a softer GSD. OP said they had considered white Shepherds for that reason and also solid blacks which made me do a double take.
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The blacks do not have different temperments but they are the best.

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On another forum, someone mentioned they were considering a solid black German Shepherd because they're generally softer in temperament than other GSDs.
I guess they have not met our Arko!

That is all BS.

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No it's not. Many police and military dogs are black. However, I've heard that White shepherds are softer.
No, my girls hair is about the same as any other color

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Softer??? Yeah, um..... Not the ones that I've been around!
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