I disagree. Nowhere in the Gsd standard does it say “passive” or “calm”Just to be clear, confident killers/psycho/attack ppl are not any better breed traits then being to passive. A well bred GSD should be calm, confident and aloof. Aloof does not mean unfriendly it means they don't go out of their way to solicit attention from strangers.
Sabi loved making new friends, and only protected the house if her humans were in it. She alerted to trespassers but would not have bitten someone who posed no threat. She WORKED for a living. Actual patrol work. Building searches, arresting various unsavory humans, crowd control. My safety was directly dependant on her being very good at what she did. And she was, for 9 long years. She was stolen at one point, by someone she knew but stolen none the less. I also at various times sent my staff into my house to retrieve her or some other needed item if I was double shifting. She swung easily between playing with the kids, patrol work, sleeping under my desk in the office or whatever else I needed. A GSD should easily be all that.
but that’s why there’s different types of gsd for different folks. But the gsd standard is active and protective... here’s from the akc itself. Willing to Lay its life on the line. So in fact a passive gsd isn’t really a gsd at all