Goldberry Hunting Labs
When I look at the current state of field Labs, I see many unresolved issues. The largest concern is soundness. The number one problem is poor knee angulation creating anterior cruciate ligament weakness. Our answer is to make sure all hunting stock is bred to at least 50% conformation lines plus using old field stock with few field champions in the pedigrees. Our success is even surprising to us with limited ACL problems and calm, close hunting, superior field dogs.
Can conformation dogs hunt? You bet they can! We have had breedings produce both hunt test and show champions from the same litter. A Goldberry show champion sired the Wisconsin Gun Dog Puppy Of The Year 2004. A superior upland dog you can live with. A concept being embraced by hunters and their families.