The GS has a giant population to chose from, the BM is very small in numbers, the Mals are becoming or have become the go to dog. I am not a BM fan, other than immense respect for their working ability....but it is easy to see why the GS is not the supreme utility dog anymore....not even the best sport dog in the sport that was made for them. Check out statistics when these two breeds compete head to head. As long as people have their heads in the sand ( especially breeders ) about the loss of working ability of this breed, the pendulum will not swing back. There is a reason that the breeding kennels that the military has invested in is primarily Mals. I understand the sentiment, and the emotions, but the stats are what they are.