Let me start by saying I have been involved in dogs for 20+ yrs, mostly versatile bred dogs. My dogs are all allowed in the house and the ones that are trustworthy stay in all day the ones that aren't are kenneled until I get home from work. I currently have a German Wirehaired Pointer (14), an English Pointer (5), and a Pudelpointer (18 mos) they range in price from $ 200.00 up too $1200.00 the cheapest dog I own has won and placed in the only trials we have entered to date, and they were all pro's we ran against. I don't really buy the "you get what you pay for" argument when purchasing puppies I have seen and worked with just as many "duds" that were high priced litters as I have from backyard breeding. After all no one can predict the outcome of any breeding. I paid unheard of money for a Labrador 15 yrs ago from a well known kennel using a well used and popular stud, well at 10 mos she had to have a luxating Patella repaired which was not injury induced, that was followed by an ACL injury 2 yrs later followed by another ACL 1 yr later and she was basically retired at age 5. I guess I am just showing my bitterness sorry for the Rant.