This dog, which had all the qualities that made the success of the Brittany, perhaps more, and before it, was not able in 1947 to achieve great popularity. Why?
Doctor Rigondet and Mr. Léger had however founded a first club in 1925, which made the first breed standard. After Mr. Léger, president until 1925, came Mr. de Lachomette. Under the impetus of this great dog lover, the club had some happy and prosperous years. The C.B.B. published 14 bulletins until 1935.
Mr. de Lachomette, called to the presidency of the S.C.C. (French Kennel Club) in 1938, neglected a little bit the club, the general secretary Mr. Bisson had the responsibility of the C.B.B.
Alas, after the Second World War, the Club du braque du Bourbonnais activity decreased so much that it stopped in the 50's, as letter from the S.C.C. tells us. No doubt the reasons of this decline are multiple, but the lack at the head of the club of a personality able to give an impetus and to calm down the disputes over the coat color have played a great part.
Mr. Jean Castaing could write in 1967 that he had seen the two last braque du Bourbonnais. And indeed, between 1963 and 1973, no Bourbonnais was registered in the French Stud-Book (Livre des Origines Françaises).