Like a lot
Buy a good tracking collar
: Sounds like he will make a good prospect based
: on his breeding for whatever game birds you
: might pursue. Walk him at 7 weeks and
: expose him gently to cover. When he is
: moving thru the woods with you at 4-5
: months, try and walk him where the grouse
: and woodcock will be. Let him smell
: everything and hear the sounds of the woods
: and game and see the places birds live. If
: you do this and birds are around, you'll
: soon know if he will make you a dog. Be
: patient and keep him out there but not too
: long in any session. Keep it fun for the
: I'd like to hear next fall from you how he
: looks. I find it interesting that you
: queried the group AFTER you bought your pup.
: I probably would have told you the same
: things as I believe MOST pointer pups will
: make a bird dog and one of these types of
: blood lines will certainly be no exception.
: Some times there is a lemon or even a true
: superstar in a litter but most will make
: bird dogs if given the chance.
: Good luck! Glad you have a new pup. Life
: is wonderful!