Howdy gang. Got a quick question for some of you all regarding my gsp. This is my second gsp, and love the heck out of them. The first one I had I got from a buddy who had one pup left and couldn't find a home, so I took him. No papers or anything official at all. That fella turned out to be best hunting dog I have ever hunted over. He hunted the britches off of other "papered" dogs that had lots and lots of money spent on them. Best temperament and nose I've ever seen in a dog. Spoiled me, really. Anyway, he lived to the ripe old age of 13 then went on to hunt in the clouds. I knew I had to get another one, so went about researching breeders and so forth, and found a reputable one, put my name in for a pup along with some cash, and now have a 1 1/2 year old male. I took him out "hunting" last year knowing that he'd just kind of be along for the ride, and I wanted him to be around gunfire and just start to figure things out. No points or anything, but did fine. This year I took him out opening weekend, and we kicked up probably about 20 birds, but just by walking. He went over several, with no points or anything. We even kicked up a big covey of quail, but he walked right over them without even a hint of being "birdy." I guess my question is, when do I start to worry about his hunting ability? Like I said, I think I was spoiled with my first one, who was a hunter right out of the box. Reckon I kinda expected the same for this guy. He's a great family dog, and loves to be out and listens like a champ, I guess I just want to see him point, and it makes me a tad nervous thinking he not "get it" yet. I have plans in January to get him out with other, seasoned dogs, and maybe that's what it will take for him to figure out what we are doing. I don't know. Any thoughts from you gents are welcomed. Sure love the guy. Just want him to hunt! lol. Take care ya'll.