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Best Quail/Dove dog?

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I am going to purchase a bird dog this month and am wondering what would be the best Quail/dove dog. Have talked to local breeders and got Local opinions, what do you all think?
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I did'nt want to piss any body off, I just don't know jack about hunting dogs, as far as the type of hunting 60% dove and 40% quail, big fenced in yard and 2 kids(5 year old& 2year old), and where I live in Texas IT GETS HOT, everybody and there grandma uses labs for dove, GSP's, EP's, and Britts, for the quail, down here so I just wanted some outside opinions, but I heard labs make great companions and are good family dogs, thats what all my hunting buddies with labs say. I have never had one. I'm gonna take your advice Live2Hunt, and research the breeds, but I'm pushing towards a lab, just dunno how hard its gonna be to train it for quail, either way guys thanks for all the input, hopefully in a couple of years I'll be able to answer some new guys questions.
Thanks for the link jlpTexas, I had never heard of a pointing lab, I love this place I learn more and more each time I visit. :D
You guys need to come to deep, deep, deeeeep south Texas, theres more wild quail than you can shake a stick at. You really don't need a pointer just a good retriever, you walk a good 30-50 yards and flush out quail like IHOP serves panckes. I would like a dog that does both, but will end up settling for a lab, talked to a breeder this afternoon and am (probly have'nt made up my mind yet) gonna leave a deposit on Fri., still need to talk it over with the wife. Thanks again for all the input and info.
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