I have a male Cosmo pup that will turn 6 in a few months. Equally strong pedigree on the Dam side. Love his drive and marking ability. I am not sure I buy into the hype about vocalizations of Cosmo offspring or not. Just train to a consistant standard you are willing to accept, both in test and hunting situations. What you allow will be what you will get. I had some whineing issues early on with mine in hunting situations, but we have worked through them. Good luck, have fun. I would take Slick up on his offer if you are able.