I lost jake about 3 years ago now and I so far have been unbale to replace him. I've had the chance on 2 dogs, a fixed setter and a Boykin out of hunting stock, actually turkey hunters. I've read a good deal about the Boytels and they are supposed to be super.
You are in for a treat when your dog breaks a flock for you and you get the bird. I was so proud of him. It was a bunch of work training Jake. A lot of walking in the late summer to find turkeys and let him charge them and get crazy. I actually taught him to bark on songbirds in the yard. I'd run them out of cedars in the yard in the evenings as they were about to roost and chase after them myself like a fool acting excited and stupid I am sure to my neighbors. I never did really get him steady in the blind after the break, usually my brother or I would walk off a distance with him after the break.