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After the recent and untimely death of my YLM Ike I've come to the following conclusions: 1) I can miss him all I want and it won't bring him back. 2) This waterfowl and retriever addiction that I have is not going away so... having said that, I'm starting to think about another pup. I will likely get another pup from my current breeder but I've been looking hard at some of the recent Patton litters. Other than his obvious accomplishments I was looking for some input from the membership to see if you think a pup out of him for waterfowling / upland and possibly some limited HTing would fit my bill. I'm looking for a breeding to a nice SR or MH bitch. I like a dog with an on off switch. He will be a house dog and family pet as well as my partner in the field. I'm looking for a black male with solid looks and conformation (no whip tails and /or pointy heads) just your old fashioned classic lab look. I'm hoping that Patton is a non-vocal dog and would hope that the bitch would be the same (whining is like nails on a chalk board in a duck blind) I hope I'm not asking too much / I don't think I am. Heck, I'm not even sure if breeders would sell a pup of that caliber to a guy who mainly hunts. Looking for some input.