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Just to start a discussion going here...(the opinions herein are not necessarily those of the management, or even mine)
I heard an opinion last night that the hunt/field trainers have gotten so good that it's hurting the retrieving breeds.
This person said that because the trainers are so good, the breeders don't need to improve the dogs, or even produce particularly good ones (this was followed by a lengthy explanation of what "good" means, including soft mouth, tractability, calm disposition, etc) because whatever they produce can be corrected by a decent trainer.
CH Rosewood Little Giant VCD3 UDX VER RA TDX MHU SH MXP MJP MFP T2BP DJ VCX WCX CCA CGC FFX-OG (born 3-10-2007), also UCH HR UH UUD AN UJJ URO1 UHIT a.k.a. "Tito" (the Tito Monster)
waiting at the bridge:
My first dog, and my most special girl
Gibson's Golden Girl, CD, CGC, TDI ( 3-20-1997 - 11-22-2013) a.k.a. "Tiny", "Queen B"
and my heart dog
Gibson's Golden Guy, CD, CGC, TDI ( 01-31-1998 - 01-02-2012) a.k.a. "Toby", "HRH"