Retrievers are one of the most versatile breeds around. Their natural instinct to retrieve (anything) but specifically birds make up their drive to please. They are not only useful for hunters but for families and professionals in many ways. Retrievers can be hunting dogs, great family dogs, arson dogs, bomb detection dogs, drug detection dogs, seeing eye guides, search and rescue dogs and much more. They have such trainability that they literally can be trained to do almost anything. They are driven by their eagerness to please their partner in any way they can. This is one of the biggest reasons they consistently rank on the top of the list of the most desirable breeds to have as a member of your family.