Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: East of the Mississippi
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One of the wonderful attributes of our breed is that a Golden Retriever Person can find a great dog within the breed, whether they want a pet, a conformation competitor, an agility competitor, a SAR co-worker, an obedience competitor, a tracker, a hunt test dog, or a field trial competitor. If a GRP wants an all-around dog (e.g., Tito the Monster), ours is a breed wherein there just possibly could be another one ... maybe.
If the GRP doesn't want an "extreme," then there are tons of choices; if the GRP wants an extreme, they still have choices!
Me ... I want an extreme ... I play the field trial game and to win, my dogs have to beat the extremes in that OTHER breed (yes, said OTHER breed has the same situation).
Is pursuit of my goals, as some have implied, deleterious to the breed ... I think not, but that's just one person's opinion.