some of the guys down here use them, and they are excellent dogs, although they only really turn on after about a year. because they are a bit smaaler they can work much thicker stuff than your gsp or english pointers, they also retrieve quite well, but are very active around the house
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I trained one last fall and have several friends with Brittany's. They are great hunters. They are a versatile breed so they are bred to hunt upland game and waterfowl. My only complaint with the breed is they are extremely active around the house for the first year and a half or so. There are exceptions to this, but I know of 2 people, one being my dad, who gave away a brittany because they drove them nuts around the house.
Brittany's and springers are both wonderful hunting dogs, and while I've never hawked with one, think they would do well (Judging by the other testimonials). To cure some activity around the house, all I can say is walk, walk, walk. An hour a day if possible will release a lot of that energy. Of course...not all. But they're great dogs.
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