I have just been out with my neighbour and some of her friends (doing a circuit class) and we got onto the topic of our dogs as one of the ladies had brought her two lovely collies with her. Both my neighbour and the lady with the collies are actively working with their dogs (gun dog training and sheep trial training) but my neighbour mentioned that her Labrador might not get very far because he cries a lot (which she said is a genetic trait some gun dog labs can have?) and then they said in America they remove their voice box!!!! FOR REAL Has anyone heard of this before? I haven't and I am truly shocked that people would go to those measures.