I see so many threads that this is a great marker but won't hunt. A great lining dog but won't stop on whistle and cast.
On this thread what do people consider to be a great dog? A "meat dog" a HRC dog, a Hunt test dog a field trial dog Etc.
I am a field trialer, my dogs are in the house, I have owned 2 FC's, I have trained for 38 years. I do use a pro.
Now before you bust my chops. I also hunt my dogs more than most people ever think of. I am a retired school teacher. I now guide at www.milfordhills.com for the last ten years and I am out in the field for 60+ days a year. I also have taken yearly trips with my dogs to ND and SD since 1976.
It seems to me, as I look at many posts, that so many people don't hold their dogs to a high standard. Now I watch the "hunting dogs" come where I work and I also watch the tournament hunting plus I have worked and observed Junior hunter tests. These dogs don't quarter, they chase fly aways, they get on a runner and can't be called back, they don't deliver to hand
What am I missing about this whole thing???? Have at me - I am ready to defend myself