Have 3 dog one 9 month black lab(pound puppy),chocolate lab 1-2 years old( pound puppy),8 year old Britt( full pedigree) all three will be with us forever.
Black lab retreves when she wants. Still doing ob and found out today she has no interest in live birds but will pick up dead ones. She's very slow on retreving 90 percent of the time.
Chocolate has low interest in retreving or the pigeon but will chase a small tweety bird for 30 min like it's the last thing he will ever be doing.(I have had to chase him down several times him doing this)
britt . Has been my best buddy and is bird crazy and likes water and every thing. But when it comes to retreving he will run to mark sniff it and leave it there and return to heal.
buying a dog with pedigree is out of the question( my wife and I foster and rescue dogs so I'll never get to pun a big pedigree dog..
Im im doing the best I can with what I have to work with I love working with rescue pups but my question is if you had my dogs which would you focus on the most to have one to hunt with this season even is it's just them getting a few birds each time.