Retrievers, I know, are used to that sort of thing; but I'm a Collie.
I have added somewhat on the subject of Spaniels, Retrievers, and Bloodhounds.
Retrievers are generally taught to rush in, the instant a bird falls.
Thus capacious jaws are obviously an advantage in retrievers.
Some Retrievers may "run on shot," but those for sale should "down charge."
Retrievers not to be of a heavy build, yet strong and thick-coated.
Retrievers are generally taught to rush in the instant a bird falls.
In some countries it has done away with the noble pointer and setter altogether; nothing but retrievers are used.
Retrievers never to kill Rats, lift vermin, or wounded Heron, &c.
They swam across in half-a-dozen strokes, and drew themselves ashore, and shook themselves like a pair of retrievers.