sorry to be that guy but
...... and Dwhipper I expect you to weigh in too. Tell me about your dog.
Do you like the breed?
any issues that you know of?
can they water hunt in late season when its freezing?
Easy to train? (i know that easy and train dont go in the same sentence but take in the routine well)
I am pondering possibly getting one as my next dog bc they seem to be a good compromise with the old lady and me. Got a child and hear they are good with kids, dont have the joint problems of labs, a bit smaller than most labs, and shed but not as much as some of the other breeds. Just what ive read would love for you and whipper to weigh in.
Good luck here in va, and if you find yourself on the peninsula id be happy to get ya out for a hunt sometime or if you bring your boat you can use one of my blinds for the day.