What kinda birds you hunt maxieboy? Growing up, we had a Brittany Spaniel (Jody) that was an amazing pointer/retriever for quail and dove. My dad told me a story once that Jody caught a pheasant on the fly one hunt. I really want to get one, but I'm afraid no dog will live up to Jody and on top of that, I have no idea how to go about training one, let alone the time to do it. So I'm happy just hunting dove for now and retrieving them myself.