My friend thought that we would create this thread because she is interested in knowing which breeds are considered as "high drive dogs". My friend knows that GSDs and Malinoises are such but she thinks that there ought to be also others in addition to GSDs and Malinoises that are considered as "high drive dogs". She thinks that we could discuss about training of those dogs in a thread we're just about to create and about breeds in this thread. So, my friend has these questions: What do you actually mean by "drive"? What other breeds are concidered as "high drive dogs" in addition to GSDs and Malinoises? Have my friend understood right that "high drive dogs" are this kind of dogs?: They would be very smart and easy to be trained? They would be willing to work with you? My friend just read what someone had once written about her/his dog: She would concentrate so much on what she were doing that she didn't know how to stop in time. There were even two occasions where that dog didn't notice that she had injured herself. My friend has also read that those dogs have strong guarding/protection instinct. Are there also something else that would make a breed a "high drive"?