have run and breed labs before these gwp's and found them to be exactly the same in doing as they are told, the worst thing ya can do is compare them to a shorthair, don't have a use for a dog thats gonna sit down a watch a dead bird, but for beating and wotnot i'm sure thats a requirement
dont beat mate - i pick up with my dogs
over here it definately is a requirement, just imagine this;
practically all the guns that come to the shoots im part of are millionaires - and posh b*****ds at that. then theres me, not much money, wearing barbour jacket and boots and generally looking like a farmers son
if my dogs cannot sit there and wait for me to give the command to retrieve, the guns will get pissed off (and i dont get tipped!
plus its always safer for a dog to be under the complete control of her master. JMO.
why is it bad to compare gwp's to gsp's? just an ignorant brit wanting to know