1Choosing a breed that fits your style of hunting. such as wild pheasants in heavy cover, Open ground of the south and west for quail, or wooded timber in the north country for grouse and woodcock.
2Choosing a breeding that fits your lifestyle and frequency of use. Family pet, gun dog, hunt tester, or field trialer.
3Raising and socializing the puppy to many new people, places, and things, to develop a confident and social dog.