Well the wife has decided she would like a dog. I would not mind a dog, but damnit I want a working dog. I really miss bird hunting so the first thing that comes to mind is either getting a started or finished dog. First choice would be a German Short Hair followed by and English Springer, English Pointer or Brittany. Anyone know how well these breeds do with children? I have a 2 1/2 yr old and a 14 yr old. My lot is about a quarter acre and already have dog doors as the previous owner had one.