PntrRookie wrote:JohNIN wrote:...dog really is 6 years old. It a show champion and has many agility titles but the owner (woman) has never had it on birds and wants to add at least a JH. So we need to get it to point.
Why does it need a JH title, to "increase" the breeding possibilities? In general, I see the show crowd put JH titles on hunting dogs just to say "hey, they look good and they can hunt". I am sorry, if you have to "get a dog to point" at 6 yrs old the JH title really doesn't hold water...JMO.
+1. Putting a JH on a dog that has/will never hunt just to sell puppies is just another step in turning the breed into the latest Irish Setter. I've seen some really pathetic JH's that are 'proven hunting dogs'.