English Setter Facts
- AKC, CKC, UKC
- 24" - 25"
- 50-70 lbs.
- 12 years | Add yours
- Exercise Requirement
- Training Requirement
- Grooming Requirement
- Breed Characteristics
The English setter originated in Great Britain.
Date Of Origin
This breed developed in the 1600's.
There is evidence that the English Setter originated in crosses of the Spanish Pointer, large Water Spaniel, and Springer Spaniel, which combined to produce an excellent bird dog with a high degree of proficiency in finding and pointing game in open country. These dogs have been developed in two lines: one for show and one for work, with the show dog being larger and heavier than the field dog.
The English setter is a large muscular dog with medium length, drop ears, a black or dark brown nose, and dark brown eyes. There is a long, lean head and a long tail that is straight and tapers to a fine point. The long straight coat had feathering on the legs, ears, chest, belly and tail. The color can be white and orange, white with black markings, tricolor, lemon and white, and liver and white.
Although both the field and show dog are good natured, mild and friendly dogs, the field type is more active. Both love the out doors and get along with most everyone, including children. The field type is especially well suited to hunting.
The setter, as its name indicates, takes a half sitting stance, to indicate the presence of game to the hunter. Among its most valuable of gifts is its exceptional sense of smell, which allows it to sent game even hours after it has gone by. Besides this the English setter is fast, tireless, active vigorous, and adapted to any terrain, even wetlands. It can be used for all kinds of hunting but it works best for its own master.
Allergies, deafness,hip and elbow dysplasia, hypothyroidism.
Contrary to popular belief, the three setters ? English, Gordon, and Irish ? are not merely representatives of different colors or varieties within one "setter" heading but are in fact three separate breeds.
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