These tips for choosing a new hunting dog will put you on the right path for that critical gun dog selection.
Weatherby goes over some basic tips for choosing a new hunting dog to ensure you get a champion in the marsh and field and also a great family companion.
These are some of the basics in finding that dog that is going to be a real part of your hunting family. Right from the first outings to look at puppies and breeders you are going to want to ensure the dogs come from a reputable line of hunters and have written guarantees from the provider. Choose a dog that is well socialized, matches the hunting conditions you will be doing, and is a good match for your lifestyle and family. If you have kids it is also just as important to have their input and check that the new gun dog will settle in nicely with them.
Following a few guidelines set down by yourself and your family will eliminate a lot of the anxiety over getting that new companion and help pick a good hunter.