Several weeks ago, two pros who had watched Laddie train for several days commented on his natural ability. They said that if he'd had the training, he'd be competing at the national level.
Well, today Laddie's littermate Flash, who of course was trained by professionals, reached the tenth and last series of the 2015 National Amateurs Retriever Championship.
Flash was the only Golden who made it to the tenth series. All the other finalists were Labs.