My German Longhaired Pointer is just about 7 months old now, and I have been very impressed with her pointing instinct thus far. I got her from Courtney and Scott. She demonstrated a strong pointing instinct on sight pointing (wing on string) at 9 weeks and with planted pigeons at three months old. She hunted a lot of wild birds this fall/winter and was really handling them well by the end of the season despite all the snow we had in Iowa this winter. She also started backing naturally and is really good at holding point as she rarely bumped any birds. Not too bad for a 5 to 6 month old dog. I am not saying the GLP deserves to make the top three, but she definitely points as well as the shorthair and French Brittany that I had. I hope she points this well on her NA test this spring. She is also a real joy in the house as she is very calm, but flips the switch and has a nice search in the field.
"In life a boy encounters both good and bad, but he will always remember the hunting he had with his dad," Author unknown. Pass the tradition of hunting to your children and other youth.