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://
To combat these differences, the Phylax Society was formed in 1891 with the intention of creating standardised development plans for native dog breeds in Germany.  The society disbanded after only three years due to ongoing internal conflicts regarding the traits in dogs that the society should promote;  some members believed dogs should be bred solely for working purposes, while others believed dogs should be bred also for appearance.  While unsuccessful in their goal, the Phylax Society had inspired people to pursue standardising dog breeds independently.