This is the best retriever I've got. I don't even know what breed she is. Probably, part poodle. She is 22 pounds of fierce protector! I am really tempted to take her out and put her on Quail.
We used to have a West Highland white terrier. She would wait until my Brits went on point, then she would run in front of the dog and pick up the bird and bring it to me.Stella has that streak in her,also. I know people that use Cocker's as flushers and retrievers. Maybe that's the way to go.