Looks like your boy's twin. Gus is now 85lbs. The love of his Mommy's life. Lives in her lap at home. Covers ground hunting chukar effortlessly. Retrieves everything with ease. Can't stand too much heat or sun with that black coat though. Ohh yeah, and his beard won't stop dripping for 10 minutes after taking a drink, ideally in the toilet. We love him to death.
Puppyhood is quickly transitioning to adolescence. Gunfire conditioning is nearly done. Water retrieves are pretty solid. E-collar introduction is done. We have a date in the grouse woods September 1st.