This is the first one I’ve had, I’ve got 2 chesapeakes to. Night and day difference, the Boykin comes out a wet rat. People duck hunt them though. That’s what they were bred for. They are not going to break ice for sure.How do they handle cold water? My shorthair is finished with water after early teal season.
Labs have halo hair interesting.My Munsterlanders don't seem to care about cold water either. I'm not a duck hunter but they've been in some cold water. Extremely cold temps pheasant hunting they could care less about too. I was in SD in January a few years ago and the warmest it got the whole week was 8 degrees. She would whine a little bit when we took a break for 10 minutes, probably because she was cold standing there but once moving she could care less. Supposedly they have hollow hair, like labs, so I assume that helps their insulation. They have webbed toes like a lab too.