Lacie represents the epitome of what we are striving to produce at CrossPoint Kennel. From a very young age, she showed tremendous natural talent. She instinctively "goes to cover" - naturally checking the woody cover / briars / types of places that birds are likely to hide. Trust me - many dogs do not have this natural "go to cover" instinct and drive like Lacie. Furthermore - she has been super easy to train. I expect my dogs to naturally point and retrieve - which Lacie is superior at, but - as a bonus - Lacie is a natural backer. That trait to naturally back, or honor another dog on point is also missing from many dogs. Her footwork is as solid as her Mom's, Gracie. Once she goes on point, there is NO CREEPING. She stands like a statue, steady to wing-shot-fall until released to retrieve - which she does with gusto. She completed her Sr. Hunter title in six outings, passing her last four straight in a row. She is quite simply a fantastic gundog, very calm and laid back - and a totally reliable bird finder.