If you’ve never owned a GSD before you want to make sure you make the right choice. You will probably be looking for one with a medium drive, balanced nerves, clear head and does not push back too much. Picking out a quality GSD is vital for understanding what the possible outcomes will be. Making sure the puppy you get has the genetics you’re looking for is only the first step. Making sure the puppy receives proper training and socialization will also determine the outcome. Show lines would probably fit what you are looking for but a properly bred and trained working line with medium drive should also be considered. We are currently taking deposits on 2 different litters of working lines which may produce what you are looking for. If you decide to go with a show line I currently only have one adult male and no planned breeding at this time. You can contact my friend Anthony at http://
Accepting that West German show line dogs are unfit for protection work, the true comparison is between the West German working line (often stated simply as German working line), and the DDR/Czech line. There has been much debate over which is superior, and this debate may continue for years to come. Some people consider the West German lines to be superior, arguing that the DDR/Czech lines were developed before the split between working and show lines, and are not extraordinary in either discipline. However, it is important to consider that both were recovered from the original German bloodlines after WWII, and both have been continuously built up and bred for working qualities over the past 60 years. The bottom line is that they are both working line dogs, and they are both a solid choice for work as a personal protection dog.