Good luck ! I just got done going thru the same thing you are.... after 3 labs in a row, I needed a house/grouse dog and I wanted something different that a lab... out of my last three labs, only one was a good grouse dog... The lab I have now is 14 and in the last 14 years I can only think of one grouse I shot off of him, so I didn't want to chance another non grouse hunting lab.
I ended up with a Britt after shopping and shopping and shopping.
I have to tell you.... If you want a good dog, from a good litter.... you best start working it now... I committed for a male pup in August, from a litter welped on Thanks Giving.
I'm not saying the Britt is the answer for you.. you have to choose what is right for you. I will say, after having this little Britt for the last few weeks, I can see why Labs are so popular... the Britt is really soft... and is vary adverse to inclment weather and cold... So, if you do get a different breed... remember, it's not a lab... and you will need to adjust your handling accordingly