Experienced GSD breeders and trainers often cite the following presentation and personality differences you may see more frequently or more overtly in the female German shepherd temperament:
· The female GSD is less likely to guard “her” items, be that a favorite toy, a treat or meal, a certain family member, etc.
· The female German shepherd is more likely to bond equally with more than one family member (aside from the principle person responsible for training and meals).
· The girl German shepherd is considered a better pick for whole family protection (versus one-to-one protection, including but not limited to personal security, guarding, hunting, military, police, or K-9 work).
· The female GSD may be easier to train and more sensitive to commands and cues.
· The female GSD may be a better pick for service dog or therapy dog work.
· The female German shepherd can be a better pick for rally, agility, and obedience training due to lighter weight, smaller size, and more graceful body structure.
· The girl German shepherd is often a better pick overall for families with young children.
· The female GSD is considered less apt to become territorial in the presence of strangers.
· The female German shepherd dog may be a better pick for first-time dog owners, families with young children, or individuals/families primarily desiring a pet dog.