That's why you have to go meet up with the breeders, and the ones that don't understand what you need or can get you to understand what they need - walk away, the right breeders will be out there for you. It's like shopping for a house. You have to be prepared to do your research, meet a lot of people, and walk away when it's not right for you.
Personally - I'd stay away from the profit motivated, or the ones selling this week's hot fashion item trendy puppy.
Do check out the dogs on pet rescue and at the shelters. Your dream dog could be there too.
For those of us who had never heard of Volhard...
their method for choosing a puppy.
Volhard Dog Training - Choosing a Puppy
The way I did it was to pick the friendly playful pup and get the helpers at AWL to describe her personality (outgoing, friendly and barks a lot at dinner time). That was at 10 weeks and at 2 years - she's the same.
And yes, there was good chase but zero retrieve the day I met her, and nothing much has changed. Sometimes she does retrieve and sometimes she doesn't.