I hunt hard every weekend for DOVE during season on sorghum fields, I do like 6 hunts per year for quail in the fall, once every other year I might hunt ducks. In season I turn to hunt whitetails and turn sometimes to quail.
I used to own a springer spaniel that I trained myself while I was in college, she was a great dog, did everything I needed, I put in a lot of hours and field time. I been mostly around springers and love their kindness and disposition, they are easy to train (in my opinion). I have never trained pointing dogs, and training flushers should be in my mind simpler. Since I dove hunt mostly, I dont see the need for a pointer. I love springers but most are kind of over hyper. I have no experience with other breeds.
NOw Im 40, divorced and although I do work at an office 8am-8pm, I have a friend that raises birds, including quail. But I dont have a large yard and will have to kinda really commit to training them. Im having my doubts about two things
should I try a different breed, should I go the finished dog way...