The thread about 65 national and Cotton brought out some of the older guys that have seen a few of the labs and labs today.My question to them is.
Are the labs today as good as the labs we had back in 60`s and 70`s?Or have training methods gotten so much better that we are getting more out of a lesser animal?
Now when I say "as good" I`m talking of marking ability,trainability, both which I feel are genetic trait.Along with willingness to "go thru a brick wall"mentality to get a bird in any condition.
Would love to hear from you guys that field trial along with you gundog guys like myself that have been around doin this for 35 + yrs.
I will give my thoughts also. Hope all can stay civil!!!! Mr. Connor would really love to hear from you.This should be interesting for the younger crowd also.
I will also give my dads thoughts about this in his years after getting out of the game. Jim