Brother, you cannot find a better hunting and family dog than a Springer. I wish you luck. My last Springer came from a pound as a stray and by far was my finest hunter. There are breeders in AZ of a breed of French Spaniels- look up French Spaniels in Arizona and Montana.
I am recently transplanted to NM from AZ (12 years) and previously WI- am looking to get back into Upland Bird and Duck Hunting- miss them both. I currently have a 6 y/o Yellow Lab, never been hunting but shows good traits. Would like tp meet up with you and see where this could lead.
I live in Elephant Butte NM, I am a Firefighter with the EB VFD- sell Fire Trucks and Equipment in AZ and NM. Give me a call at (575)218-1121 or Email at firstname.lastname@example.org