Just thought you may like to meet Merlin. He was collected on Friday and is 11 weeks old. So far is getting on well with the 10 year Lab we have. I am planing on training him to track so will certainly be after tips at a later date. I'm sure he will be a good retreiver at a later date as I've lost count of the number of my sons toy cars he's brought to me.. Very Aware of things outside and has been watching Birds that have been flying over the garden intently.A few cries the first night for about half an hour then all quiet, came down and the dogs had swaped beds, not quite sure how the 10 year old fitted but there you go. I'll try and keep updates going as he progresses but for the moment he's enjoying being a pup.