This is a must for me. Now lets talk about the parents ability to hunt. You are looking for a hunting dog right? Have you hunted with pups parents? Have you hunted with pup from previous breeding? Do the parents have HT titles?yes, I'd definitely want to see Elbows cleared right along w/ hips and be sure it's a current CERF on both parents (w/in the last year). CNM & PRA are good tests to have too, not knowing what lines the pups are from.
As Mitty said, color and pigment or lack thereof do not correlate to hunting ability. I've seen some great looking dogs that were worthless.Yes, please explain to us genetics newbies, what does dudley mean? Just liver color? or an actual Dud = no brains or skills?