All I know for sure is this:
1) Bird hunting without a dog is much more difficult.
2) Being in the woods without a dog minimizes your warning of intruders in most cases (predators – 2 and 4 legged)
3) People are more cautious about being aggressive when there is a 100+ lbs pile of fur and teeth hanging around.
4) This little guy is cute!!!
We already have 2 other dogs so this one is filling an opening we have in our “kit” shall we say. The one is actually pretty old and has all but retired, but his nose and howler is awesome. The other is young and will end up being around 140-150 lbs when fully grown. This little guy will fit right in.