QuoteOriginally posted by: zerdnaMost of the dogs are neutered, never had a taste of raw meat, they generally look small, fat, sleepy, sickish, and void of some sort of basic vitality that i came to expect from a dog. Like desires to run, jump, bark, eat meat, hump bitches, get into a fight.I can only speak for my dogs. But I think all hunting dogs, or at least bird dogs, will be similar. They won't eat raw meat, rather they cooperate by bringing raw meat to me. They will eat cooked meat, cooked bones, fat, skin, and biscuits. They won't kill an animal, except when it 1) is threatening me or one of them, 2) is a bird, or 3) is a competing dog that will not submit. Other animals they bark at to distract, flush, and alert, and expect me to kill (and cook) them.Some of my dogs may attempt to get overweight. But this seems to be influenced by other dogs. A weaker dog will attempt to eat any available food, if there is a bigger dog around, to prevent the bigger dog from getting it.As bird dogs, they are bred to be below a certain size. Otherwise, they will not have enough energy, for long enough, to catch as many birds as someone would want to catch. Being small also increases their lifespan, which creates an opportunity for better training and more selective breeding.