What are your views on the breed standards for gundogs, particularly the retriever and spaniel breeds. I have owned working Goldies that have been bred ethically but they would never have been able to compete in the show world as most show goldies would be useless in the field. Does this mean that the people who are breeding these are not responsible breeders purely because they don't fit the excepted interpretation of the breed standard? No gun in his right mind would want a white Goldie sitting at his side in the middle of a stubble field on a pheasant shoot, the birds would fly around him. Also a rough shooting man wouldn't except a spaniel with enormous ears that are likely to suffer injury every time in entered a bramble bush. Why is it acceptable to produce dogs that have little hope of fulfilling the tasks that they were first intended for?