I owned mostly grouse and shooting dog bred English setters since about 1976.
bought my first pointer about 4 yrs ago from the same breeder. dateline blacklist x a daughter of elhew Sinbad. lost him in a divorce. real nice dog. trust the breeder and the bloodlines.
I still have a lot of affection for setters, but I'm a pointer convert for the most part.
if everything goes well might do some am. puppy trials in the spring(2017) and then go from there.
maybe even some walking trials on planted birds in highland or ionia. I've seen trials but never participated. looks like fun if I don't take losing too seriously.
I have a lot of habitat on my place and if all goes well should have wild quail in a couple of years
if you have seen this pups sire run at trials would like to hear any of your observations. I've come to believe that top quality field trial bloodlines produce the best dogs in the field.