...Well I went early in the morning to hunt pheasants before the shoot
and decided to take Dutch for a little 1/2 hour hunt. There are lots of
birds that have been loose on the preserve for over a month. He
quartered really nicely and kicked up a rooster in real thick cover.
When he hit scent just spun around and dove on top of the bird but it
got away and I shot it at it with two rounds. The bird was barely hit
so took off running like crazy through some real thick stuff. Dutch
tore off in hot pursuit body slamming it several times before it just
gave up. He came tearing toward me with pheasant in mouth still living
and the tail wagging rapidly. His upland skills are pretty solid for so
young of a dog. Dutch was aggressive!