I finally got out to hunt for a few hours this weekend and managed to get 3 pheasants, 4 quail, and 8 stitches all before lunch. One of my labs ran straight into a barb wire fence and managed to slice herself open in two places. Each wound was approximately half an inch long and down to the muscle. Cost me $150 to have the vet come in 'after hours' to sew her back together. Needless to say, I'm now investigating chest protectors for her. Anyone have any experience with the products that are out there? This will be for field use, not water, so the neoprene ones are probably out of the question. Besides not being able to withstand the kind of country I hunt, I'm afraid that they will hold too much heat. The last thing I want to do is cause heat exhaustion in my lab.