What you see, in the picture above, is true inbred thinking.
This German Shepherd -- the winner of the Westminster Dog Show -- is standing on its own hock -- a serious structural defect caused by a deformed back and hip structure.
This is a herding dog, that has never seen a sheep, being celebrated by people who have spent a lifetime ruining dogs, and who have never once wondered why the U.S. Secret Service will not use a U.S.-bred German Shepherd to do anything.
Max von Stephanitz suspected it might come to this. Over a hundred years ago, the creator of the German Shepherd wrote:
"The breeding of Shepherd dogs must be the breeding of working dogs, this must always be the aim or we shall cease to produce working dogs.
In contradistinction to working and utility breeding is "sport" breeding, which produces a temporary advance but is always followed by deterioration, for it is not done for the sake of the DOG, nor does it make him more useful, it is done for the vanity of the breeder and the subsequent purchaser."
Of course, the deterioration of the German Shepherd was assured as soon as the dog was pulled into the show ring. Look at the skeletal differences between true herding dogs and the wrecked American German Shepherd Dog.