I am thinking of buying a started male Springer Spaniel, and I was wondering what people thought about this breed as being a field dog, and how do they handle being shot over? Do they do well on all types of bird hunting (duck, pheasant, quail, partridge, etc.)? I understand it partially has to do with how they dog is trained too. And how are they as family pets as well? For shooting related, does anybody bring theirs to trap, sporting clay, or skeet events? Thanks.