Gambler didn’t get to go goose hunting this past weekend as he was running in a senior hunt test. When we got home on Monday he did get to retrieve the goose. The goose weighed 10.5# and he had no trouble picking it up and running back with it. I do believe picking up heavy geese is all in the attitude of the dog and not strengh. Gambler has a little mouth and weighs 67# and he tackled that goose and grabbed hold of it with no problem at all and was very excited to be able to pick it up and bring it back to us. It didn’t matter that he wasn’t in a real hunting senerio all that mattered was that he got to retrieve something with feathers!