Border Collies are exceptions to rules. Their is the norm and the exception . But we cant base the norm on THE exception. Here is a pic of my dog Ali http://www.planetmolosser.com/gallery/watermark.php?file=2284&size=1 Here is a pic of a dog pulled from Central Asian over 50 years ago http://www.planetmolosser.com/gallery/watermark.php?file=1978 Here is a pic of what they are breeding now. http://centralasianshepherd.homestead.com/1Turk6-med.jpg So NOT all guardian breeders who show and work CHANGE some preserve. And when you preserve vs go with the flow you are OUTCASED and trolled by nasty people in the online dog course of dog expertise. You are not longer in with the in crowd when you stay your ground while the breed changes around you. Very sad and most people bend and go with the flow .