Just read this:
Apparently it caused enough of an uproar that the dog show has changed their rules. But why does it take a written rule to prevent it?German Shepherds are living and dying in misery due to intensive breeding for “cosmetic” reasons, a major new report by the Royal Veterinary College has found...
...Dr Dan O’Neill, who led the research, which is published in Canine Genetics and Epidemiology, said a sloped back with shorter rear legs had become a fashionable look for show dogs, and that this was influencing breeding more widely.
German Shepherd dogs dying in misery due to intensive breeding