I just got back from a great pheasant hunt in the middle of Montana. I live in Superior Mt. . I used to hunt with English Pointers, but I have switched to German Wirehaired Pointers, and couldn't be happier. They addapt to cold weather and water as well as a Lab, only they point, and notice they find and retrieve dead birds better than the E.P's I have hunted with. I have been hunting behind pointing dogs for 40 years and I am hooked for life on GWP's.