My GF's niece and he husband has an 8 month old male that they are not taking care of. They keep him closed up in a crate (that has became to small for him) most of the day and get upset because he's too hyper around their two young kids. This and other things they are not doing to care for this dog correctly is upsetting my GF. They (GF's niece and he husband) had the dog up for sale and when that fell though they talk about taking him to the pound. She ask for my opinion and wanted me to do a little research on this breed. But I can tell by the look on her face that it may be going a little further then that.
What's was the goal in crossing these two breeds? "Labrador Retriever & English Pointer"
Are they water dogs?
What challenge does one face in training a retriever that spent its first 8 months living in a crate?