Yeah that metaphor makes sense. I have never been to that extreme, so I can't say much about it. Even though it is part of the sport/history, I don't like the weapon aspect. I'd rather have a natural boxing match. So I lean towards that direction... and whatever breeding/culling I do probably reflects that tendency. I know that's blasphemy to a cocker. but in my opinion, the sport probably started as a natural event (thousands of years ago), and over time the pressures from gambling and blood lust dictated the need for weapons..