In American Show lines, more and more I have noticed an... "odd"... conformation to the muzzle. The end makes a noticed slope downwards.
Not to insult any lines of GSD, as I know that is against the rules, but I never understood this physical appearance, or the common appearance of it in the show lines. Correct me if I'm wrong, the standard calls for a muzzle parallel to the topline of the skull without an obvious stop, and to me this muzzle is neither parallel nor clean and noble looking. If anything, to me it gives these dog's almost a "sloppy" appearance in their head.
Even a lot of the dogs who have pictures posted on here, under the "Judge my dog" section that are future conformation hopefuls, to me I don't like their conformation, mainly in the head, but many conformation people say they look very good (from what is seen in the pictures).
There are some ASL males who I think have very nice noble heads. But when I look at some of the GSD's that are ranked at the top on AKC... I just don't get it.
Don't really see it in any other lines