Turn in your mancard. Now.
I have been married for a long time - thus I haven't owned a mancard in years.
Years ago, when he showed up with his big poodle we were laughing our arse off. One of the best dogs I've hunted with.
Exact same response. We laughed and snickered until that dog made one of the longest blind retrieves I have ever seen. The guide never once "handled" the dog. She brought them back. Sat. Put them in hand and then bolted for the rest of them. Windy as hell too. Ducks were blowing everywhere and waves were high. Didn't bother the dog one bit.
I get that a lot of that is training, but damn that was a good dog.