I am looking at young dogs and pups. I prefer the long coat variety. I know it is considered a conformation fault here in the USA. But not overseas. The GSDs pictured on some sites have very oversized ears! This too cannot be conformation acceptable. Is that correct? The ears are erect as they should be, but way too big. Does anyone know why? And where is this trait coming from? I prefer old style, straight backed dogs. Not dogs that are roachie and walking on their pasterns. If anyone has incite into the ear size please help by posting your impression/opinion.