I got a registered fiest that is right at 1 yr old. Took him out yesterday for the first time since I got him a few months ago. I have had alot of skwerl dogs over the years, and some good ones, to me anyways, and then health reasons made me get out of it. Had a buddy of mine tell me it is easy to get out of having a good dogs. It is alot harder getting back in !! This little guy made 3 trees in short time we were out. I saw 2 of em. Little feller didn't want to leave the tree !! He is definitely using all his sences, eyes, nose on the ground and winding. Also, I had him hunting in front of the truck in just a few minutes of working with him with the help of my Ladner !! I am very excited about this pup !