Reuben is also an excellent choice. We bred two females to him (his first two breedings) and got some very nice, very big pups. One litter had eight and the other had ten. Pups are 16 and 17 months and doing very well. Reuben is in Michigan until September and then returns to their North Florida home for Fall and Spring trials.
Our Slider pup is from his second breeding, the first was a hunting dog and pups went to hunting homes. Our pups dam is a QAA female (littermate to two FT titled dogs). Our Slider (Seaside's Boss Oyster) is ten months, big, handsome, tractable and a very good marker - has a little cheat in him but that's coming along. He's completely through the yard, including pattern blinds. He handles well and loves the retrieve. Basically, he's a big love . . . excellent personality. I know Lauren was doing natural breedings . . . don't know now . . .
I hadn't thought much about him, but he could be an option. I'd really like to do a natural breeding, so stud availability is really going to depend on her heat cycle. I really like Reuben, but unless he qualifies for the national and the timing is just right, he's probably not an option.
I'd seriously consider Slider.
He was on my list in the first email I sent that was lost in cyber space. We have a ten month old male that looks very promising and is very tractable.