The best upland bird dog is the one which adapts better to your environment.
View attachment 349659 I’ve owned a dozen good dogs of various breeds and have had good dogs of asst breeds. This is my wonderful springer Sam. Springers are wonderful companions and hunters. She taught me to train dogs and I put her in a position to teach me how to hunt birds.
Relatively easy to train, love people and hard hunters-notice the ears matted with burrs-in my part of the world, that was a non stop menace!
View attachment 349662 View attachment 349663 “Fort” an English setter was our introduction to pointers. If you sat down to take a break he would grab your sleeve and pull you up. We started going out of state with him because he would hunt anything anywhere. He would retrieve birds but if a retriever was with us-he let that dog do the dirty work while he kept hunting.