Or Alsatian Temperament, yes. It's the same.
Thus here German Shepherd temperament.
That's why it's so very much true that:
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- cannot know nor influence if you are going to raise your dog to behave well in a high value home and outside. Right?
- and many dog breeders have no personality anyway, as you know so very well from our Periodical about the German Shepherd downfall! Right?
And so breeders focus on dog temperament, not personality. - Amazing how it always fits once you give it thought!
What is German Shepherd temperament?
I haven't found anyone able to offer a valid (=disjunct) definition of temperament, so let's do that at the Cynology Hub MyGermanShepherd.Org.
Namely when they are not overturned by upbringing!
Again, I am aware that different people see it different, but as academic cynologist I have to promote precise, clear, and consistent definitions (called disjunct definitions) to improve understanding, not mindless copying like elsewhere.
Instead, observation and analysis of dog behavior that is found to show across thousands of dogs within a dog breed, this is what suggests dog temperament, and so here German Shepherd temperament. Okay?
German Shepherd Temperament Individual Traits
Having observed and researched thousands of GSDs as well as studied the "breed founder" v. Stephanitz' original authoritative guide book "Der Deutsche Schaeferhund in Wort und Bild" and related literature, in my experience the most common denominator are these German Shepherd temperament traits:
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