Seeing that Things should be calm now, I'll add my thoughts.
Back in 1996, I had the Pleasure of Hunting with some Guys from Connecticut.
They had come to Pennsylvania to Hunt our Resident Canada Geese.
They brought with them a AWS.
This dog was GREAT!
It could not Retrieve Geese, But it Sure put a hurting on the Labs retrieving Doves!!
I talked with them about this Breed, First I had Ever Heard or Seen an AWS!
They said, the AWS wasn't for Goose hunters, But was VERY Good for Ducks.
The Owner told me, if I wanted to get a Good Laugh, to see an AWS retrieve a BIG Fat Drake Mallard.
He said, A Big Ole Mallard can be a Mouth Full for an AWS!
Ever since I hunted over this Dog, I have Wanted one!
Did alittle Research on the AWS and liked what I read and so did the Wife!
Found a Very Good Breeder in the West, back in 2000. Talked with her 1 time and Exchanged E-mails. When I decided to buy one, she was no longer to be found by phone calls or E-mails!
I settled for another Lab!
From Hunting over that 1 AWS, I was hooked on that breed!
I personally think they are packed with more Energy then a lab!
Mostly all of our Goose hunting is Fields, Which you really don't need a dog unless you have a Cripple that runs on you! In that Case, I feel an AWS would be able to tackle and hold a goose until you could get to it?!?
Great little Dogs in my "Book"
Our youth are the Back Bone to hunting of the Future. Teach them WELL!