their working ability?? in the united states the show dogs do not have to prove their working ability. schutzhund was designed by max von stephanitz to prove the dogs worthiness of breeding. now americans prove that by doing conformation...and they havnt changed the standard yet the winning gsd's do NOT meet the gsd standard. why is that? collies and border collies etc dont have to herd in order to breed. terriers dont have to go to ground, even though their are competitions of this. why are we as americans more concerned with looks more than ability???