"We don't need no stinkin standard!"......"Standard what???"....certainly not for size, temperament & form......breed em' all! I say!!
Make sure you take the topics off about breeder references also, and the rescues, health topics, advice topics..etc...etc......after all, WHY would it matter WHO breeds?....if it doesn't matter WHAT they breed...?!
Regardless of the standard people are free to breed whatever they personally want to breed. And without a doubt they do.
Regardless of what the standard says, people can find breeders of really big GSDs, somewhat big GSDs, fluffy GSDs, chocolate GSDs, blue GSDs, white GSDs, blonde GSDs, black GSDs, red GSDs, silver GSDs, B&T GSDs, B&R GSDs, bi-color GSDs, sable GSDs, working GSDs, show GSDs, pet GSDs, trademarked RinTinTin GSDs, "guaranteed" GSDs, crazy high drive GSDs, docile GSDs, balanced GSDs or many combinations of these things.