We're looking to get a dog for my 14yr old son and I'd like to try and find one I can train as a retriever if possible. Mainly for dove as I don't get to hunt ducks enough. It would just be a fun side project and it wouldn't kill me if it never worked out.
We have our eye on a male pointer mix that's almost 2 years old, is that too late to get started?
Here is the link to the dog. http://www.austinpetsalive.org/adopt/available-dog-details/?ID=22187053#
Would like honest feedback on the chance that it might work, but given that I'm open to failing at the retrieving bit and want a great active dog for the boy.