Well, @Nade, I don't quite agree with all of that. although agree with some of it. I think the fact of the matter is that we don't really know how best to train show line dogs to work - there are so few of us trying. And we don't know if more of them worked and competed, how good they would be. The Working Gundog Certificate while it is massively harder than most people with working Labradors kept as pets will ever achieve, the working community look down their noses at it as 'easy'. I still do think it's a big step forward though. I also think that show line Labrador enthusiasts can't sit back, point to the breed standard, and say "there, that describes a dog fit for purpose". We only have legitimacy in saying that if we can explain WHY the breed standard does that. For example, it is insufficient to say "x angle should be 90 degrees" if we can explain WHY.