It depends on the personality and activity level of the individual puppy. The pedigree isn't important - whether the animal matches your personality and lifestyle will decide whether its going to be a good family pet. An ethical and responsible breeder should learn what you're looking for in a GSD and match you to the right puppy. That will take some trial and error! I hope you find the puppy of your dreams. Good luck!Line-breeding for the progency of Ruger Van Den Heuvel and Zanet Jipo-Me
Is a pup produced from these lines suitable as a family pet or will it have too much drive? thanks!
GSD cannot be just a family pet. They are tolerant to children, but just about it. They choose only one owner and would be totally devoted to him/her, other members of the family are not so loved. GSD is a working dog, they suffer without daily physical and intellectual workload, and they can be a perfect companion for a person who likes a lot of exercise in general, if other members of the family are same sporty - it will be very good for the dog, because nothing could be more exciting than the full pack wandering together. GSDs are a breed of agressive dogs, agression is mild and becomes easily controllable with proper training. Attempts to breed "agressive gene" out and to breed a "family pet" out of GSD let to feeble-mindedness, skittishness and other negative characteristics carried genetically.
what do you mean by intense? intense as in a strong full bite and does everything with spazz or intense as in super sharp always alert never letting her guard down?I can tell you that my female is a VERY high energy, HIGH drive girl. Very hard female who is one of the most intense dogs I have ever met..
By intense, I mean she does everything with purpose and with her full ability. Everything she does she throws herself into it, 110%. She has a low-to-medium thresholds which is why she activates so quickly and so intensely.what do you mean by intense? intense as in a strong full bite and does everything with spazz or intense as in super sharp always alert never letting her guard down?
im ok with a dog with an intense drive and even intense amount of energy as long as they have a rock solid temperment.