I think this is probably horses for courses but here goes.
My dog is ten this year and im now actively looking for a new one. I do a lot of stalking and during the shooting seeason do some rough / duck shooting as well.
Was going to get a spaniel however as most shooting is predominantly deer was thinking of one of the more scent type breeds such as hanoverian / bavarian / GSHP which i have read of on here.
As far as these and like types go, does anyone use them for any form of shooting other than deer? i.e retrieveing.