Originally Posted by AdrianneIsabel
I guess you really have to trust you breeder and your knowledge of the dogs to weigh the good and the bad. He's not what I consider a well balanced dog but he sure looks amazing when he's working.
Just to snip the last bit there -- I think it's also that you need to find a breeder who considers the same things to be good/bad as you, and that you can trust to breed accordingly and be honest in their assessments. Looking super flashy in the ring is what a fair number of people breed for -- the only difference is WHAT ring (or field or course or whatnot). And whether you can enjoy living with them the rest of the time