Good luck with your pup. Most everyone has reasons for their decisions. I would be remiss to support DW's post as being useful. Secondly, your comment about not buying a pup out of proven (titled parents) because of not feeling up to the challenge or "pointless and a disservice to the dog" makes no sense to me. I have no opinions about the breeder you are buying form except she has been breeding, selling pups for many years. There is a market. The idea that you would spend triple for a well titled parents' pedigree is not accurate. My last pup was pick of the litter for $1250 and the pedigree has advanced titles on every single dog (four generations). For the record, DW is often a cynic. And another thing, the breeder of your pup states there is a chance your pup will point based on the fact that one "relative" has a CP title. For me, that is meaningless statement and a "red flag" because I had a pointing Lab and understand the genetics of titled Lab parents (that point). The only reason I posted is to counter the comment that you feel DW's was possibly supportive of your approach. As FieldLabLover said "What you are missing is there are lots of good dogs out there at a discount. The market is flooded and there are FC sired pups that are smart and highly trainable, but you have to be patient and know where to look." Don't sell yourself short.....if you take the time and put in the effort to raise, train and hunt a pup.....aim high. Whatever you do make sure it is fun and meaningful. To repeat....aim high. It is a lot more fun to "push down on the peddle" and know there is more......if needed.