I am lookin at gettin a dog that I can bird hunt with and also be a retriever for waterfowl. I was told that a Springer can do this, is this true? I also want to know if a Springer will point? Is there any other dogs that are good dual purpose dogs?
Close working isnt nessecarily the breed of dog as much as the blood line of the breed you choose and how the dog is trained to work . It is very easy to reel any dog in to work close but much harder to take a dog that is bred to work close and make it travel out . In my opinion wanting a close working dog as far as a pointing dog goes all comes down to trusting your dog and its training . The more you trust what your animal can do the more you will let it go and and big moving dog will find more birds .
do brittanys point, i dont want a flusher, but i dont want a dog that works way out there i want a close worker