Hi, I'm new to this site and am looking for some advice. I've previously had three Springer's (one rescue dog). By far the most intelligent and loyal was my first, Snipe. He was only ever a pet and I always regret not training him for trials. Fast forward fifteen years and I'm looking to get another one. Trouble is I'd like one with a similar temperament and nouse as Snipe. I can't find his KC papers but I'm sure his Grandfather or Great Grandfather was Gorsty Guss of Flintmountain. I seem to remember some Gruach and Bronton heritage somewhere down the line. His Pedigree name was Jeronimo Gentle Breeze but I can't find any records. Am I expecting too much to find a breeder who uses those bloodlines or have have they long since disappeared? Am I putting too much onus on genes in the hope that certain traits are inherited? Any suggestions gratefully received.