Just for discussion purposes. I believe most here have stated that they like to see dogs get titled prior to being bred. So, what performance titles do you think are acceptable to prove breeding stock worthy? Are a bunch of novice titles from various sports acceptable? Should the dog be exceptional in some venue? One of the top dogs in the breed/venue and/or quickly titling, or is it ok for the dog to stay local, sometimes NQ'ing, etc etc. I do realize there is a difference between sort of 'real world' instinct based sports (herding, hunting, coursing etc) and training a dog in obedience or agility. Do you think it is ok to a breed a dog you 'know' could trial/title and do well, but the owner does not have the time/money/know-how to prepare the dog to trial? How much of 'titling' is the handler/trainer, and how much of it is really the dog? Is there a difference between a dog and a bitch, or a dog that is going to be kept private, or 'studded' out publicly to appropriate bitches?