National Geographic : 1937 Jan
() INational IGeographic Society .ainting Dy -awara neroert ivuner WATER DOGS ALL ARE THE IRISH WATER SPANIEL, WIRE-HAIRED POINTING GRIFFON, AND FLAT-COATED RETRIEVERS Clown of the spaniel family in appearance, the topknotted son of Erin (left) was developed in the 19th century, mainly byJustin McCarthy, whose breeding methods remain a secret. E. K . Korthals, a Netherlander, began to breed the WIRE-HAIRED POINTING GRIFFON (right foreground) about 1874. Though now rare in this country, FLAT-COATED RETRIEVERS (pair in background) are descended fromtwo North American breeds, the Labrador Retriever (Plate IV) and the St. John's Newfoundland.