My dog has gotten every duck shot over him for 2 years minus a few snow goose hunts where we ran a couple well trained retrievers instead of one. In addition we run the local european shoots once or twice a week for same amount if time. Love them due to all i have i do is concentrate in the dog. 300 500 and 1000 bird shoots = a lot if experience in little time and training and birds shot over them equals a solid hunting hound in my book
totals for 09/10 season
5 bald eagles, 3 swans, 475 hen canvassbacks, 37 pintails, 400 teal blue wings and the season hasn't even started.