Just wanted to say that I'm definitely not anti titles in any venue for the GS. I think titles help dogs develop to their potential and strengthen the understanding and love between dog and owner. I also think that many many many years ago certain breed titles ( SCH/HGH ) were great tools for acquiring breeding stock and developing breed knowledge for owners that wanted to become breeders. No, I am not against titles at all, but I also know that titles can no longer serve as a breeding endorsement like in years past. Is it better than nothing?.....probably........but the bar is so low now that even with titles scores of dogs are still lacking in breed type and breed reliability. So we must look deeper than titles to assess dogs and breeders today.