We are interested in doing a little hunting and wanted to buy a dog to hunt with. But because we're not very experienced with gun dogs we went looking for books or videos that could help us out. Well, this one sure DID! It was just what we were looking for.
The material was written and presented by really experienced, very knowledgeable men. Guys who have spent their lives hunting, and writing about it, and training dogs, and hunting behind LOTS of different kinds of dogs. They know gun dogs backwards and forwards and from the middle both ways.
They explained the 4 basic types of hunting dogs with specific breed representatives of each type, how each type hunts (to my surprise they're NOT all the same), what their strengths are, and what can be problematic about each breed or type.
Originally we had borrowed this from our library. But we liked it so much (and we kept learning more each time we watched it) that we bought a copy for our own library. (Thanks Amazon for having the best price out there!)
We can highly recommend this video, especially for people who are not very experienced with gun dogs. Before you make a 12 - 15 year committment to a hunting dog you really SHOULD watch this vid. Happy hunting!!!