Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
As with any line, the individual dog will have strengths and weaknesses depending on the pedigree/genetics. In general show line dogs are usually not the first choice for strong working qualities not because they don't/can't have them but most breeders don't prioritize this in their show lines. I have a WGSL dog and work/title him in multiple protection sports. I actually prefer him over most working lines but he is definitely not a super flashy type of dog. He is a very serious dog (has been since he was young, matured quickly in this regard) and is naturally protective of me because of the bond that we have and not necessarily the desire to work for a reward. He is clear headed and definitely a thinking, calculating kind of dog but he is successful in everything we try even if he's not the best/fastest/highest points.