Here are some links to EXCELLENT books that will assist you in picking your pup and understanding the various hunting dogs that have been developed over the last few centuries and assist you in getting the most out of your partnership.
Author Craig Koshyk as devoted the last 13yrs to this book, researching and photographing the various breeds found in Throughout Europe. An Excellent book that objectively provides lots of facts on the various breeds allowing the uninformed to really assess what qualities each breed has and which one is best suited for the style or type of hunting each is bred for.
Author Dr. Joan Bailey’s book is a no-nonsense plain English guide to fostering and nuturing your hunting dogs natural abilities and guiding it to becoming your ultimate hunting companion. An Excellent Read.