Hello, I am new to the forum. My husband and I have been talking with a wonderful breeder of working line GSDs. We went to visit them over the weekend and while they were beautiful I have to say their energy level was intimidating. They were all extremely friendly but we met them in the arena they normally work in, which the breeder said made them more energetic than normal. She assures us that they are calmer in the home and can make wonderful companions. We are not looking to compete in any kind of dog sport, obedience is the only activity we are definitely planning to do. She said she is 100% confident we can handle one of these puppies and would obviously be picking us a puppy with a lower drive. I guess my question is, does anyone have a working line dog that they don't compete with? Are they really different in the home? Honest feedback would be greatly appreciated.