I'm looking for the date of publication of this article in Femme Actuelle.If anyone knows?
It talks about which breeds are adapted for what type of hunting.
The person bottom right is no other than the ex-VP of the SCC and Pdt of our club before 2005. J Goubie: président of the Commission for the Utilization of pointing dogs.
He mentions the Barbet, being not a retriever like the Golden or the labrador, but a dog that works like a Cocker or a Springer
, going into thick shrub in water to make fowl come out...He mentions that you don't ask a terrier to find a pheasant nor do you ask a Labrador to track a wild boar.
Of course a Barbet will do anything you train him for, but he is not a hound, or at least not yet.