Myth/Arguement: If we change the standard here in the United States to include the Sable Merle we are opening up to other things too, like DQ's. The Canadian Standard was changed and it is felt that the standard is the worse for it.
This reply was posted by VS.
This is not Canada. Apparently in Canada if you change your standard your required to use their standardized formatting. While the AKC is also using some new form of standardized formatting, it does not apply to clubs as old as the CCA . The statement below is taken direct from the AKC guidelines :
11. Breeds recognized prior to 1989 may make a revision to the breed standard without reformatting.