LH said:If you were to buy a very good hunting dog, which title says most - MH or QAA?
Wildfowl Adventures said:A hunting dog (waterfowl) needs EVERY bit of the distance of an all-age qualified dog in my opinion. I can't count the times that I ran LONG blinds this past duck season.
Wildfowl Adventures said:Amen brother!
Something that really wears me out are all of the "wash outs" that are sold as "gun dogs." Granted that some of the dogs that wash will make good hunting dogs but just because a dog has been with a pro for a year ,it DOES NOT mean that this dog is a gun dog. My opinion...If a dog cannot consistently finish a qualifying stake or consistently pass a Master test, he/she is not ready to be my gun dog. Granted there are some other attributes that are needed but if they are not to trained to the above stated level, they are not ready to hunt with me.