They dont wear suits at GSD specialties either. I mean why would you when you are doing a hell of a lot more running/walking/moving at a specialty than a couple of laps around a small all breeds ring :)
I suppose really at the end of the day, judging is more in depth at a specialty.
Both breeds are made to move a lot more than what is done in an all breeds ring. The rings are larger, with GSDS and sometimes rotts, the dogs are made to walk, gait and fast gait, showing all speeds of movement.
They also are expected to be fit, and fitness can certainly change placings, and the all breeds ring really cant show that to the same extent.
Each dog is given an individual - similar to the AB ring, however far more in depth.
The critiques are written down and the judge does an thorough assessment of the dogs.
Usually once the dogs are critiqued, they are bought back into the ring and do a lap or two so that the judge can check what they have written with the critiques re the order the dogs should be in. Then they put them in the order that they believe they should be in and work them.
With GSDS, they are worked and changes are made and they are placed from 1st to last dog in the class, either top 6 or 10 are on the pegs.
With rotts they are worked but the judge removes dogs from last until there are the last 6-8 left in the ring and then works them down to 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1.
There are only 6 on the pegs with rotts.
Same same but different IMO
I enjoy both types of specialties
Hope i have helped and not confused you