Greetings, I would really like to get a GSP for hunting. I have been reading up and they seem to be the best all around dog. I own two dogs. A German Shepherd and Cattle Dog mix. Neither dog is a hunter and they are both getting old. Both were rescued. I'm only a part time hunter and I have a lot to learn. I'm looking for a dog that would give me more of an edge when I am bird and small game hunting. I was wondering if a rescue dog would suit my needs. Am I better of getting a pup from a breeder or can I do well adopting. I still have to talk my wife into this as well. I live in San Diego CA. Any sugestions or input would be appreciated. Thanks, Rick
Having had a rescue GSP as well, it does help if you let the rescue know you are planning to hunt (although some rescues don't like that). The Rescue I got Sophie (my last GSP) from was right by a hunt-club, and would start some of the younger (and older) dogs on birds, and guns. They could point a hunter in the direction of a dog that was, or shows promise as a hunter(drive/desire, non-gunshy, etc), and away from the ones that may require more work.