as a kid my uncle always had german shorthair pointers they were great dogs.
Very true. Ever heard that sayin "You can't teach an old dog new tricks"? Well, you can't teach a stupid dog anything.Problem with all dogs is no garranty of having any brains.
I didn't know that. I can see the flushing and retrieving. Well there you have it, makes a lab even more valuable.Nowadays its common to use labs used for pheasants, excellent close range flushing dogs and they'll retrieve what you shoot.