I couldn't agree with you more. Especially since I own a product of approximately 100 years of breeding for conformation, namely an American Cocker Spaniel. She has all the intelligence, agility and guts needed to be a hunting dog. However, the over abundant fur combined with her poor eyesight and hearing make it impossible to take her out into the field. So she has to be content with swimming in the summer when it's warm and chasing a stick to practice her tracking skills. We love her anyways.
If you're green, you're growing...if you're ripe, you're rotting!
I try to greet the world like my pets do...boundless enthusiasm, intense curiosity and no concept of yesterday and tomorrow.