I am Loukas and I have two American Cocker spaniels Hamish and Lisa and they are both black ones. I love to have a brown one but are very very rare. I think Hamish would be a very good gundog but I don't know if this breed is regarded as a gundog in working gundog circles. Anyway they are both perfect pets and have excellent temperaments. The coat is hard work and they have to be clipped but with absolutely no temperament problems in them this has to outweigh the cost of looking after their coat.