Just wanted to say hello from Connecticut and look forward to learning as much as I can. I've been hunting for 35 years now (both my son and daughter hunt as well) and have had GSPs and we now have Labs - Chocolates - Love the brown dogs. Hannah will be seven this year and Jackson has just joined our family and only 11 weeks old. After having GSPs, Hannah was our first lab and we just fell in love with the breed. She does hunt and I use her exclusively in water. Lost my 16 year old GSP last November and he was my field dog. We don't do much upland hunting anymore, grouse are hard to come by and our pheasant program here in CT stinks which is why we moved to ducks and geese and the reason for our first lab. Look forward to catching up on all the great information here and learning as much as I can - sure wish I would have found this site years ago.