Well today I got to meet an imported GSD from Germany and one bred here. I could kinda see the differences in appearance, the American one tended to carry its rear end lower to the ground than the German one LOL. Both were behaved though the German one seemed to like my attention more than the American one. That could be just that dogs temperament though. Either way I like both versions now that I got to see them side to side.... I now have more choices to sort through for that perfect doggy.