We bought Cane as a puppy from Sporting life kennels and then sent him back to be trained. Cane is now 2 1/2 years old. Choosing a new puppy was quite a process for the family. I like to hunt and have owned labs for years, but the family wanted a pet more than a retriever. We bought Cane from Marty with the hope that he might live up the hype of the British lab and be good at both. Little did I know just how unique he would be. As a family dog, he has no equal. He is energetic, funny, happy and loving. He is adored by the entire family. My oldest son wants to take him to college. My daughter sneaks him into her bedroom at night. My youngest son plays "football" with him. As a hunting dog, he is simply awesome. He is enthusiastic, birdy and extremely talented. The thing that continues to amaze me is just how smart Cane is. He learns faster than any dog I have ever known. When he looks at you, you can see the intelligence and focus in his eyes. This is one very smart, very special dog.