“Great bird dogs are more than game finders. They are the alibis we need to flee our domesticated lives for a few moments of sanity in the marshes, fields, and woods. A good bird dog also travels well. That means he doesn’t mind long sojourns in a pickup, and he knows how to peek around corners and run for the door when sneaking him into a roadside motel in bird country.”

-Chris Dorsey
“Exclamation Points”
From the anthology: A Breed Apart–A Tribute to the Hunting Dogs That Own Our Souls, 1993