No matter what a standard says no working dog was ever meant to be as ungainly in gait as the GSD has become. No dog should need an operation to give birth because someones interpretation of the standard is to have their heads so broad & waist so narrow they can never give birth naturaly as in the English Bulldog. The Neo was never meant to have dawrfism that cripples their movement or wrinlkles that cause terribly painfull skin conditions. Nature tells you something is going far wrong when dogs are no longer able to do the job they where origanaly breed for or reproduce without humine intervention.
How can you call these outcomes improvements on a breed & say this is what the breed standards are calling for. And if you do beleive this is what these breeds standards are calling for you should by no way think about follow them & should loby to change the standard.