I honestly do not understand the fuzz and panic about the adjustment of the FCI breed standard. It is not a new standard and it does not define a new breed. In fact, the amendments are mostly only clarifications of since long known wanted and unwanted characteristics, nothing more. These clarifications were needed and meant to stop an all too far-reaching permissiveness in judging and breeding the Rottweiler and to correct the unwanted results of this. However, they do not hold a new definition of the breed, to the contrary they confirm the breed in it's type and details ! So, why the panic amongst lovers of the breed ?
In one of my former posts, I already made a loud call to accept and respect the breed standard as it is. It holds the definition of the breed and all that deviates from that ideal – in whatever way and so both towards an extreme expression or towards an insufficient or even an absent expression of a trait - is a fault.
Whoever calls himself a lover of the breed must respect the standard ... or must admit that his true love is not for the Rottweiler. In the latter case he would better choose for another breed ! One’s deviating personal preferences are indeed just as irrelevant as they are harmful when put to practice in the show-ring and/or breeding.