What he said. You'll not find a better flushing dog for upland birds. They are not bad on dove and early ducks on farm ponds either, but if you need a really good cold water swimmer stick to the labs.Rise and Shine Retrievers said:I used to hunt with a guy that had them. His first male could take the cold and retrieve geese all day long, but as others have stated, most of them don't have the coat to take extreme cold.
If you're an upland hunter and do some early sesaon duck busting, consider one. Otherwise, look elsewhere.