No Birdman you have to be a migratory bird biologist to know that. I'm a biologist and I didn't know that. But of course I am botanist, I don't have to worry about my study subjects just up and flying off if the conditions aren't right for them.
I can't believe I'm saying this, but, I really like the looks of that dog even if it doesn't have a tail. There I said it.:D
Now, all kidding aside, I think that you probably have your hands on something good. I would go to Jonesy's, he is excellent at bringing a dog to his potential. He's...
If I were you I would advise your friend to give Jonesy a call. Remind me tomorrow and I'll give you the info. He is great with any type of gun dog (pointing, flushing and retrieving).
No bull and is totally honest about every aspect of the dogs training.
That is awesome! I still remember my first squirrel, my grandfather couldn't make me sit still to get the other one in the same tree, I had to go pick it up. Came from a huge beech tree on our family farm. It's no longer there, the farm was strip mined. But I'll always remember it.