“Simply put, I love dogs, large or little, yeoman or sissy, working stiff or pampered pet. I have to confess, though, that I love gun dogs most of all. They like what I like, which is to poke around and shaggy piece of countryside where certain birds are likely to be found and to test out collective skills of nose and gun against their capabilities for survival and flight–exercises performed in the sheer animal exhuberance of taking part, of being immersed in a world whose rhythms and mysteries are so vast that the deeper we penetrate, the more its margins fade away.”

-Michael McIntosh
“Tales From The Dark Side”
A Breed Apart, 1993