Obviuosly there are exceptions to the rule, our first street bred Golden was a wonderfull hunting dog and got us in the game, but the disparity between the show or field bred Goldens is so great, I think it would be a miracle. That's why many guys who just run hunt test see horrible Goldens who are piggish and won't touch the water. You don't see this in field trials where everybody has a well bred field Golden, Lab or Chessie. I know there is also a huge disparity between show and field Labs, but I still maintain the average street bred Lab stands a fine chance of being a serviceable retriever. The last dual champion Golden was nearly forty years ago, where it is a pretty routine thing with Chessies. I guess the point is that being a good field Chessie doesn't automatically disqualify you from the show ring as it does for Labs and Goldens.