thanks, its a female. i got her last year from lil dikens kennels near harrisburg. it was a long way for me to go but im glad i got her there. she just turned 1 this month. this is my first hunting dog, i have no training experience when it comes to hunting but shes doing good on her own. she finds and points turkeys all the time. shes good at breaking up flocks. she still hasnt learned to sneak in on grouse, she finds them but they take off so quick before she points. she pointed a hen phesant last winter on gamelands and flushed it when i told her to.