Is a good hunting dog bred or trained to be good ?
I will start with no amount of training can replace a well bred dogs ability go hunt.
IMO : A average dog with a good handler will always be a average dog.
Not even in a litter of ten pups from good parents can one know how the pups are going to be, this is were I would like to know how some pups become better hunting dogs than others if from the same litter ?
Then one could get any gundog run it everyday and within a year have a good hunting dog ?
Does breeding also play a role ?