I could make a list of the different breeds of hunting dogs I would like to own. Ideally, for where I live, it would be a griffon. I almost exclusively hunt for pheasant or quail on a large corn farm. A river runs through it. My favorite hunting, hands down more than an idle walk through the corn, is beating through the coyote-willows along the riverbank. For a variety of reasons, I have two Golden Retrievers. How I became their master is a different story I will explain some other time. For the moment imagine these pets, that is how I introduce them, that are obedient and very loving. One has a great nose, big too, and boundless energy. The other is beautiful and would hunt for himself on his own terms -- if it wasn't for a training collar.