Wow? I attended undergrad school in southern Indiana. Did a lot of quail and "Ruff" hunting in the Hoosier Nat'l Forest. I love your Setter story.
A "Bred" dog today will run $2,000 that is inflation. This little guy is an incredible 2 year old with only 100 birds shot over him. He is from a top Gordon breeder Springset Kennels. He has a brother in Russia and a sister in Virginia. He is an intermediate Gordon Gun Dog class.He is not standing stud yet. My older dog that was a champ died from a Sidewinder bit this past summer.
I became interested in Gordons while in Scotland.
This is a shot of him before he feathered out. He is at that stage now where Bird savvy and beauty come together.