English Setter



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Breed Description


The English Setter as the name imply is the ideal hunter’s companion. They also make excellent family pet as long as they get enough exercises. They are highly regarded by field sports people who will find it very reliable as a working dog. They are affectionate and loyal to their family.


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Size type:

Large dog breed


Breed group:

Sporting dog breed (AKC)

Gundog (UKC)



 The English Setter is a friendly, gentle-natured, sensitive dog that bonds with its family. It is lively, intelligent, sociable, and cautious.



The shoulder-height is 65 - 68cm (25 ½ - 26 ½ 2in) for dogs and 61 – 65cm (24 ½ 25 ½ 2in) for bitches.



25-36kg for dogs and 20-32kg for bitches



These dogs are naturally happy with other dogs and household animals. Companionship with children will never lead to promise. These dogs are friendly to all people and will greet everyone as a friend.



The coat is long, silk-like and wavy. English setters colour are blue belton (white with blue-black), orange belton (white with orange), lemon belton (white with lemon-yellow), and liver belton (white with liver). There are also three-coloured England Setters.



From time to time the England Setter needs to have the excessive old hair clipped or trimmed. If you intend to show this breed, then considerably more attention is required. For household pets the coat can be kept in good condition between trim by clipping excess hair between the pads of the feet and also under the ears. This last point is important to let air reach the ears to prevent infections.



This breed is not difficult to train but they do tend to have a mind of their own and this needs to be taken in account. They respond best a consistent and loving approach. In some cases it is advisable to attend puppy course with them.


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