Since this is more a pet question I’m posting here as opposed to the gun dog forum, also wanting to get more views and opinions. thinking of adding a second dog in a year or so. Currently got the Chessie and thinking of a GSP. Not many pheasants around here and the dog would be a pet first. Could duck hunt with us if it wasn’t too cold I suppose. May take it on a couple hunts a year, one of those probably being a preserve just to get it on birds. I really don’t plan on it becoming a good pheasant dog as there aren’t many around and I don’t really target them. (I’ve ditch swatted more in the last five years than I’ve shot in a live hunting scenario) I really like the breed and even when it comes to “pet” dogs I prefer sporting type ones due to their health, biddability/obedience, temperament and athleticism. the dog would definitely get it’s exercise as I would run it with my chessie, even during the season when I’m not hunting I have a pretty easy job in running him (access to ground and time) so adding another to the mix wouldn’t be a huge logistical feat. all in all looking for an active, athletic and obedient pet that under ideal circumstances might point a half dozen birds a year or less or be a half azz retriever in warm weather. GSP owners who keep the dog in the house, Let’s hear what you got. Bonus points for those with kids or other dogs in the house.