Show VS Working German Shepherd Dogs.
I’m glad someone pointed this out. So many people see my agouti (sable) working-line pup and get confused when I tell them that it’s a German shepherd. They don’t recognize that he’s a GSD because of his color and shape. Truth is, the breeding founders for the shepherd line were sable in coloration to begin with - the black-and-tan coloration came along later, as did the exaggerated slope in the back legs.