Anyone who owns a hunting dog knows that they are bred for this. Genetics and temperament vary drastically from breed to breed. I, personally, am biased towards the German shorthaired pointer. I’ll save the major details as to why for another post but basically they are a loyal workhorse and I have become incredibly sensitive to their external signals in communicating with me.
The choice to hunt GSPs has led to some major lifestyle choices for my family. Arizona quail hunting season is only 4.5 months with only 2 of that being high intensity Mearns season. Considering that these guys are considered very active and are one of the top dog recommendations for marathon runners, we have found some ways to adapt. Read the entire article here.