I'm not so sure it really does? At least not as far as the original intended spirit of this threadOk. So a sport dog. That changes things. I have never owned or handled one. Lol. So I will read and hush.
to that I've added the "local litters" caveat, but otherwise the original intent remains unchangedwhen shopping 7 - 8 week old litters for a potential protection candidate, what should one look for? In an individual pup, I mean. Obviously start with reputable breeder and proven working ped.
but when it comes time to pick one pup out of a good litter, what should one look for?
in other words this isn't about hunting a top tier competition pup at all
only a hopefully correct, functional example of what an avg gsd pup ought to be. In theory at least.
I liked this answer but fear it may be somewhat vague for the uninitiated?My boss always said pick the one with attitude, because you can train it down but you can't train it up.
By attitude he referred to confidence and a bit of swagger. The ones that will push their own limits and yours as well.
care to elaborate any further?