When I think of "testing" the breed, I think of combining some of my favourite sports. I consider both versatility and asking the dog to complete a wide variety of tests.
I would love to see a combination of PSA/IPO, Agility, Police Dog Skills (jumping into a moving car to engage helper, scaling tall walls, jumping through windows, high jumps, etc). I would love to see the dog engage the helper in many different strange locations, in the house, in the barn, in water, in a forest, in a crowded place, in a dark alley.
My point being; I would love to see the dog tested everywhere, not just on the field he knows so well. NOT routine. When a dog preforms well and it is not routine, I find that says a lot about the dog. That is why I don't think JUST a SchH3/IPO3 alone makes a dog breed worthy.
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