here' my yellow lab at about 9 months. she is a hunting machine. had no training whatsoever. never even threw a ball in the yard more than a handful of times. she has no interest in that at all. it's bizarre. but you get her on the hunt and she is out of this world. took her first live rooster off the nest at nine months and just carried it over to me lol.
This is Koda. She's our 10 yr old GSP. She was the last one to go from the litter. Just before we got her, we were talking to a family friend that has a breeding program for short hairs. We told him we just had to part with our other dog and were pretty bummed. He said he had one left and would give her to us for very (VERY) cheap. I eventually got to hunt with her (koda's) mom and sister. It's amazing how similar they hunted. Koda still enjoys dumping the garbage over, eating anything that feels soft against her teeth, and laying on furniture that she's been told not to (shes in trouble in the picture above). She actually listens pretty well but my parents have slowed down a lot and don't run her as often as a GSP should be ran. Very loyal, very friendly, and a fantastic hunter. Unfortunately, we only get about 1 good day of hunting out of her before shes too sore.
Before Koda, was Moose. The runt of the litter, we named him after a large animal to be funny. He eventually grew large enough to just set his head on the dinner table. He was a GSP/GWP mix. He wasn't much of a hunter but loved being outside. He was an amazing companion dog while he was with us. We had to put him down to end some the suffering from hip dysplasia. We got a few good extra years with acupuncture. One of the main reasons I do it today.