National Geographic : 1947 Sep
Hleral 'rriDune-nice "Go Find 'Em, Boy!" Peerless B'Gay Breaks Away at Command to Hunt in an OrangeCounty, New York, Field Trial No thoroughbred leaving the barrier shows more verve than a bird dog when the leash is slipped. Off like astreak, this English setter will give thejudges' horses a workout until scent of game brings him to point. Long before hunters used shotguns, ancestors of the modern English setter located birds for hunters who carried nets. The dogs were taught to approach quietly, then "set"-sit or crouch-while the net was dropped over the birds.