Working line German Shepherds are a specific type of German Shepherd that is bred for working ability rather than show conformation. They are typically high-energy, high-drive dogs that are intelligent, confident, and eager to please. Physically they tend to be lean and muscular without the sloped back and exaggerated hind leg angulation of the show line GSDs. While they are used in a variety of working roles they can also make excellent companion dogs.
Dogs from our breeding program at Schwarzer Hund German Shepherds have excelled in just about every job there is for a dog to do; including dual-purpose police dogs, detection dogs, search and rescue dogs, therapy dogs, emotional support dogs, medical alert dogs and PTSD support dogs. That said, the majority of our German Shepherds go to families and individuals to act as balanced companions that are simultaneously loyal, protective and trustworthy. It is just another important job for them to do.