Aha, that would make sense! I do wish that breeders would decide that standard or no standard, a Doberman(every Doberman) should have the beauty attached with such a dog, but combined with the working ability that often is portrayed in less than 'perfectly beautiful' Dobes. Will we someday see the Doberman a breed above all others because of its total elegance and unmatched ability??!!I think part of the problem is that not that the standards are different between AKC and FCI, they are actually quite similar if you take the time to read them. Its that judges interpretation of the standard (or possibly lack of) are putting up typey dogs... and then those are are chasing ribbons seek to breed typey dogs and then you end up with a class full of dogs on one extreme or another with only a few that actually meet the standard but look out of place next to all the typey ones.