Today they like to hunt themselves and on every outing they take their retrievers. Going out for shooting or picking up with friends and dogs is the best reward for all the training they put into their dogs.
The British way of training, handling and breeding gundogs is their example and they only run their dogs in real Field Trials where game is in the fields before the trial starts.
That’s the only place where a title of a gundog can be gained. After the shooting season they run their dogs in Working Tests to get them ready for the real thing.