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HI Guys, As you know I've never used a vest for any of my Gordons. Never seemed necessary. Arizona desert quail,Idaho/Montana forest Grouse, Sage Grouse, and Sharptails, Dakota Pheasants. All without vests or boots. Sugar, the Lab, on the other hand has a neoprene vest like the Yellow Lab in the photo. Gotta have one of those if you hunt ducks and geese around here.Mikey
Thanks for your comment Mikey! So, You're saying that Sugar, your lab, wears one for warmth, while duck hunting, rather than protection from pokes and punctures?
Karen, That's true. I think the most likely spot for a retriever to get hurt is on water entries. I try to check the entry area before the shooting starts.