We raise Brittany Spaniels. Our dogs are hunters first and foremost, they will do what needs to be done to get you your bird. They may move/creep on point telling you the bird is running. They will hold the point till you get beside them or another dog comes to honor the point. Then if the bird is likely to run out the back side of the brushpile or down the field, the first brittany will then circle around to pin the bird between him and the other brittany or hunter thus keeping the bird from running away. My brittanies have run on their back legs for short bursts while going after wounded birds going down. They do this to better mark the bird. These dogs do water retrieves as well as long distance retrieves. We frequently have 150 yard retrieves and the longest was 400 yards. It is fun to watch them get to the area of the bird and then use their noses to trail/find the wounded bird. Sometimes I don't have the best shooters with me but the dog more than makes up for it. The best part these dogs are awesome house pets, easy going and great with kids. I am not sure if mine are not hyper because of all the action they see but they are quiet in the house for me. Brittanies do require daily exercise to keep they calm and in shape. I have sold many brittanys to grouse hunters in PA and MI.