I want to thank everyone for the kind words, Jaegar was my first dog and has taught me far more than I ever taught him. Double was pretty much an instant bird dog that didn't need much training. He also has one of the softest mouths I have ever seen. Merlin is a true versatile dog with tons of potential. Great in the water, good blood trailing skills, shed finder, and just now figuring out how to hold grouse long enough for me to miss them. Super high prey drive when it comes to my wife's cats. He is fine when we are around but I am convinced if he found one of them outside with no one around it would be all over.
Classy dogs that go great with that classic Nimrod drilling you own! BTW, what's Merlin's full name as shown on his Ahnentafel?
His official name is Jango vom Schlussstein. I got him from Jeff Green of Green Ranch Gun Dogs out of PA.