Sensitive Type Retriever Breeds
A sensitive type dog can be found in any breed of dog and such a dog would do well in the Apple Blossom Kennels hunt/field courses. However, there are a few breeds that are particularly known to produce sensitive dogs or were purposefully bred with sensitivity as part of their breed standard including (but not limited to): The Golden Retriever, the Flat Coated Retriever and the Standard Poodle. These breed types, as well as other sensitive breeds and dogs found in other breeds, rarely stand up to the harsh methods commonly used throughout the hunt/field training world. Sensitive dogs shut down, become distant, show signs of anxiety disorders or bite out of fear. They are often regarded as not trainable or worse, their sensitivities are bred out of them, hardheadedness, toughness and overly energetic qualities are then bred into them, in order to use the current harsh methods being pushed throughout the hunt/field market.
These same sensitive type breeds & dogs, however, thrive within the Apple Blossom Kennels training courses. More on Apple Blossom Kennels Hunt/Field Training here.