Originally Posted by Laurelin
Heck I get that even in papillons, which I do think are pretty standardized. I've gotten many questions online and off wondering why my dogs all look so different and which is 'right'. They really all are. Variety is not a bad thing. BCs vary just as much if not more than koolies looks wise. Aussies also vary a ton in looks.
You can find a BC that looks like an Aussie. An Aussie that looks like a BC. An English shepherd that looks like an Aussie or a BC. Or a Welsh sheepdog that looks like a BC. Or a koolie that looks like a BC.
There's some overlap looks-wise in many of these breeds and varying types.
More people think Saxon is a Pit Bull than recognize him as a Staffordshire Bull Terrier. There is a fair amount of variety in the SBT, Pit Bull, AmStaff and other Bull Breeds, as well. Many recognized breeds have a lot of variety in them.