That is sooo funny!
We have a dog called "Jack" now 3 years old. His mother was a german pointer and his father a labrador.
I hate to tell you this but I don't want to know how much money this dog ate in the first 2 years!!! We lierally could not let him in the house as he would chew and eat anything he could get his hands on. He ate the contents of my handbag one day, cell phone, MP3 player, cheque book. Another day he pulled out a main irrigation pipe and we woke up to find the whole back yard flooded. Plants/grass/bushes...gone. He still occasionally punctures the pool pipes. He has now settled at 3 but I have never experienced such a chewy dog.
Whilst listening to what the "dog whisperer" (I just love him!!!) has to say about bird/hunting dogs is that they need to have something in their mouths.
Some help was filling empty plastic coke bottles half full with water, which kept him busy dragging them around and trying to demolish them.
Today he will still make a run for any bin in the house that contains tissues or plastic.......
Aside from the chewing he is the most awesome dog. He is very social with other dogs and fantastic with kids.