Personally, I have always had Brittanies, but here in Colorado everyone uses labs for upland birds. They like the fact that they can use the same dog for hunting ducks and pheasants. I have hunted in the field with labs and was unimpressed. They ran too much and didn’t work in a pattern. I also hunted with a German wire hair, who was great, but I ddon’t know if he would be any good on ducks.
So what is the best all around bird dog?