Give your reason(s) for choosing this breed.
I selected beagles because I myself have a beagle and they make great hunting dogs for snowshoe hares. I used to own a chocolate lab and it was a great waterfowl retriever, but the waterfowl season is so short up here and it overlaps with most of the big game seasons. Rabbit (hare) hunting is good from October until March, so it last half the year. I can see where spaniel and other pointer/upland breed dogs would be good for hunting ptarmigan and grouse, but I think there are much more opportunities to hunt snowshoe hares for most people up here for the longest period of time. Accessible ptarmigan hunting locations can be hard to find. Grouse are usually accessible but sometimes inedible like spruce grouse in the winter etc.