Are all breeds expected to work at the same speed?
Judges at a hunt, point, retrieve trial should recognise that each different breed has its own style, and they should be fully acquainted with the differences.
Credit will be given to a dog that embraces grace of movement and stylishness when pointing and retrieving while showing competence in what it is doing.
Each breed has unique characteristics, and obviously some are fast and athletic, but the judges’ prime objective is to find the dog which pleases them most with the quality of its work from the shooting point of view.
Gamefinding ability is far more important than speed.