Ok guys I need a bit of feedback.
I was about to venture into the world of working a traditional Irish Breed, the Kerry Blue, which my grandad worked all his life with tremendous success in stalking and rough shooting.
Now I know many would say the two should never be mixed especially when seperate dogs can do each task instead of using a dog which may only have a mediocre ability at both tasks.
This is where this post gets interesting...........
I have been looking at breeds i.e. the GWP which can be extremely versatile, or the springer of which I am very experienced with and have had tremendous success throughout the years. The wife-to-be is taking me tonight to look at an Airedale. Now I was a bit hesitant at the start but as I read about this dogin the field, I am starting to think that with time, patience and quality training I might have a winner here.
Has anyone had or heard of success with this breed as the main hunting articles I read are that this dog has the "capability" of being exceptional with the right handler.
I am actually a bit nervous because I am really going outside the "box" here so to speak!
Any feedback at all is greatly appreciated and considering I am going to view the wee bitch tonight I will have a few photos up if I feel she is right for me or more importantly if I am right for her.