I have been following closely a lot of the threads on breeding, and while I agree with a lot of what is being said. I have a query it is often quoted "dogs should be bred as close to the breed standard as possible". Who decided this breed standard and does it remain the same or does it change ? In my sport which is a kc liscenced event, if we want rule changes, we take them to our rep,which then take them forward to the KC meeting, where they are voted on, if they are passed by the reps the rules change. Do your breed clubs have the power to change breed standards ? Some breeds do seem to have changed a lot in appearance, does this happen in response to the breed standard or is the standard altered. The colour of the Golden retriever seems to have altered dramatically, with them being cream to white. The GSD who now has a very sloped back, known quite rudely in working circles as dogs at the front and frogs at the back, with working dogs still being bred as straight backed as possible.