Actually, my question wasn't why a breeder refused to sell me a pup. As I stated earlier, that's his/her prerogative. I understand that breeder's view.
I was told by a field trialer that some FT dogs don't live great lives. That prompted me to ask which dog had a better life (a) FT bred dog that hunts/runs/swims/retrieves daily and lives with a family or (d) FT dog that sends the bulk of his life on a pro truck. I realize after reading all these posts and weighing the different views (including yours) that my question was way too general as the circumstances and trainers our dogs live under are vary widely.
"Darla" AFC Candlewoods Lil Smokin Tequila (2002-2013)(fondly remembered)
"Smoke" Smokin Auggies Menace, QAA (2003- )(retired nut case, ask Randy)
"Simba" Humewood Simba (1999-2014)(Kiltigan Co Wicklow)
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