It's a rough life to live for a dog around my house. Stash is sound asleep in the bed, on his back, head in my lap and snoring.
I know some who keep their bird dog(s) outside in the kennel year round. They say that making a bird dog into a pet will ruin them in the field.
Stash lives in the house in the AC. He sleeps in the bed, follows me from room to room, eats ice cream off my spoon with me and is treated better than some people treat their kids.
But put his hunting collar on and head out to the field and he turns into a bird hunting machine.