A friend of mine (a newbie to retrievers) is considering sending his pup to Joel Porter and asked me to check him out. Unfortunately I don't think I know anybody to get a direct reference from. I have talked to him on the phone. I would appreciate feedback from anyone with direct knowledge or experience with Joel.
If you have something even remotely negative to say, please send it by PM. Under no circumstances would I want this to turn into a bashing of anyone.
I don't know if this is appropriate or not, so if it isn't Moderators feel free to delete. I assure you that I am not Joel Porter nor was I asked by Mr. Porter to post this. If this is inappropriate no blame should be attached to him.
This pup will be used as a hunting dog and to run hunt tests, probably AKC and HRC.