With field Goldens the gene pool of very talented dogs is small. Some will breed 2 carriers that have good health clearances otherwise and are accomplished trial dogs. The thinking is to breed out ICH in future generations.I'm just curious about this. I just assumed a reputable breeder would avoid breeding 2 carriers. Was there a reason they would?
The same thinking probably exists in conformation, obedience, etc....
Full disclosure if ICH status and all other health issues is the hallmark of a reputable breeder.
Others only care about money.