After having to put down my Australian Shepard/blue heeler of 12 years named Cosmo, getting Boomer really helped. He is a remarkable dog. One of the steadiest retrievers I have ever seen. He positively will not break, has a strong drive and never gives up on a tough retrieve. I never had to use a check cord or E collar on him, He is eager to please and takes to learning quickly. We recently dog sat for a friend who has a 4 yr old female lab, the difference was incredible when watching and working with the 9 month old side by side. He positively outperformed her in every aspect of obedience and temperament. He has also taken a cast with ease and trusts me to point him in the right direction when retrieving.
Great performer! His Championship stock definitely shows through, if I ever get around to field trials I'll be sure to let you know the results!