Let me give you a quick history. We bought a german shepherd dog less than 3 years ago. Saturday morning he woke us up around 5 am having a grand mal seizure....a very severe one at that. It was so bad that when he came out, he did not recognize me and became aggressive. This dog was a pure GS. He was a male and an outstanding guard and protective dog. By the way, he was an inside dog. He was very protective of my daughters. However, the vet said they would only get worse and basically suggested that he be put down. This is the risk of back yard breeders he said. The dog cost a little over 200 bucks. We are looking at another one where the breeder follows a bloodline and there a guarantees. I'm looking at around 800. Here is my question, are the females as protective as the males? I will likely have a few follow-ups with this.