I have only been to 1 FT.
so, I dont know much about how they are in competition, and what judges let slide.
I have seen quite a few FT dogs in training,, and I will say,, those dogs have some of the best line manners,,and control on blinds, that I have witnessed from my days of going to and participating in HT's..
They are absolutly held to a very high standard in training,, and their basics are rock solid..
Not just the PRO trained dog either..