Well I know in Kaiser's case he's certainly not to standard...he's 27" at the withers and 75 pounds (before he eats breakfast). He has light points on the inside of his legs, his front feet are a bit east-west, and he maintains his mother's feminine head. His long coat makes his chest appear to extend beyond his elbows but that isn't really the case. Maybe people are just trying to be nice instead of offering negative critiques? Or maybe they are at work Either way I'll be patient. Its been so enlightening watching him mature and learning about the breed along the way.