Interested in getting a dog in the near future. Almost all of my hunting I don't need a dog as usually I am hunting flooded marsh that is hip-deep and I get my own birds, but been wanting a dog for some time now. My question, is what kind to get. I'm sure a majority will say Lab, but I also like to hunt quail and dove. I came across an article in gun-dog magazine, that listed the top 5 bird dogs for waterfowlers, and in that list was a German Shorthair. I've heard that thier kinda the jack of all trades, the only down-side is that they can't tolerate the colder weather like a lab. I've always been partial to the shorthairs, and had a neighbor when I was a kid that used to breed them and he used them for any and all hunting. Anyone have experience or suggestions??