You've never seen a smooth BC? Google, girl! I think they're gorgeous dogs, very sleek. That isn't a good picture of Rose, but she has the BC eye and she definitely moves like one. A little heavier bone than most BCs have, but anything goes in the "ranch lines" that I imagine she came from. A lot of people think the smoothies (esp. prick eared ones) are mixed with ACD. Flop-eared ones are suspected to be mixed with lab. Honestly, a lot of the "BC mixes" I see in rescue are probably purebred BC, just with smooth coats.