Hunted quail today with my dad and his 12-year-old GSP. We shot 15 birds (he shot a limit, I was one short with 7). The most amazing thing was that Rowdy pointed 10 of the birds and retrieved 9 of them. Kate, my dad's dog, pointed the others and retrieved the others. Rowdy only refused to retrieve one of the quail, which he sat, mouthing and picking at, so I walked up and took it from him. He DID bust 3 other quail that we didn't shoot at, but that is to be expected at this age. I really have NO complaints about this dog, and am not trying to brag but love his natural ability. I am going to video tape his next hunt so you guys can see him working. It's pretty spectacular to watch a 6-month old pup doing what he does... Getting lots of exposure and he's already had 27 birds shot over him this year, so that's great.