after a lifetime of Springers - and being very happy with them, but fancying something a bit different - i've got a German Short-haired Pointer.
i had her from about 10 weeks, they are slow to mature so she was effectively a puppy till she was about 20 months old, but she's blossomed after lots, and lots, and lots, and lots (you can see where this is going...) of training and consolidation, and now i'd not be without her.
very clever dogs, and just rocket fueled - she needs to be worked hard (mentally and physically) everyday, but in return i've got the most loyal, loving, family-centric, friendly, relaxed dog you could wish for. she follows the kids around and just watches over them, and she's brilliant with people and other dogs (cats however are a different story.. :evil: )
she's a full HPR dog, and to be honest required no real training whatsoever, she just did it first time.
the work thing can't be over emphasised - she'll run 15-20 miles every day at just obscene speed...