As I have posted elsewhere in SD I will soon be moving with my family to the Falklands and we have a big decision over the gundogs. We could take them with us and that means a long journey and not much chance of work. I am thinking that the 8 year old lab Annie is on the verge of being more house dog than gun dog and could enjoy a retirement out there and I figure the journey could a one way trip as we will be there for a few years. Thistle a 2 year 4 month old gwp x lab is the one that is causing the soul searching. She could come there and live as part of the family but will never get much of a chance to do what she was bred for and has potential for so although we would love to have her with us kind of feel it would be a little unfair on her. What do you chaps think, would a dog her age settle well with new owners? I am inclined to think that with tlc she will miss us less than we will miss her. Do you think that is better than life without the work? Or would it be kinder to take her as a pet? Dilemma!
I have posted an add in dog classified to gauge interest and see if there could be a suitable home out there but still not sure. Your thoughts and experience appreciated.