^I agree with this. And I mean for all the sports...conformation, obedience, agility, IPO, hunt tests, etc. Whatever you are claiming the dogs you are producing should be able to excel at above all else.
To me a novice fancier should not be breeding a dog without titling to a higher level, for the provocation from outside judgement. However, with an experienced breed fancier I have far more faith in their evaluation of the whole dog prior to ring time.
Add me to the list of "this said what my brain can't get out".