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I'm interested in finding a pointing lab puppy for duck and pheasant hunting. I'm looking for an honest, high quality hunting dog with good hunting background (not a show or field trial dog). I'm looking for someone in the New England area; all I see out there is mid-west/west coast area. Is anyone aware of this type of breeder in Maine or New England? Thanks for your help.
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I hunted over pointing dogs for most of my life (english setters) and now have a lab. I considered a pointing lab but after talking to some of the azzholes out west that are pushing them, I was turned off. I think you either get a real pointing dog or get a real retriever. If the bulk of my hunting was still upland, I'd still have setters..
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I looked into them for awhile and like you said, they are mostly from out west/mid west. Also from what I learned, it wasn't as "easy" to train them for pointing as it is a real pointing dog. I ended up with another Gordon Setter.
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