Had my first GSP now six months having been a labrador and terrier man for past 25 years. This puppy has driven me insane it has stolen whole blocks of cheese from the kitchen counter, eaten the kids dinner off the table, chewed countless shoes, wellies and tools, dug up strawberry patches three times and climbs on the furniture incessantly despite being told off!
HOWEVER - he has just redeemed himself. Took a client out on monday who injured a large roe buck on a headland of a 100 acre rape field. Couldn't find the buck so came home for breakfast and went back out with the pack (experienced lab and terrier plus Dave the GSP). Let them out of the landrover and all three went into the rape, after 2 mins lab and terrier returned at which point I heard the roe buck squeal followed by DAVE barking and baying! By the time I got 250 yd out into rape all three had hold of it. BUT the GSP had found it - I think Dave might now have what it takes to go the distance.