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English Setter


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Dog Breed Group
Sporting Dogs 
Origin of Breed
England, bird retriever. 
Life Expectancy
10 - 12 Years 
Black and white, orange and white, lemon and white, liver and white or tricolored. 
Short, straight and dense. 
Exercise Needs
Long daily walk or free space to run. 
He is a large graceful dog with a lively sprit who will have unconditional devotion to his whole family. He is responsive and fr 
Good with Children
Good, but may be too exuberant for small children. Good with other pets. 
Grooming Needs
Daily brushing of his silky coat. Extra grooming is needed when shedding. Bathe or dry shampoo when necessary. Trim hair on feet 
Average Size - Male (in)
Average Size - Female (in)
Average Weight - Male (lbs)
40 - 70 
Average Weight - Female (lbs)
40 - 70 
Health Issues
Hip dysplasia.v
Living Conditions
A home with a fenced yard is essential as he has a tendency to wander. 

Breed Description

The English Setter is one of the oldest breeds of gun dogs and has been a treasured bird retriever for the last four hundred years. He thieves on human companionship or with other dogs. Mention in European literature in the 14th century he has been a registered breed by the Kennel Club in London since 1873. Descended from a variety of Spanish spaniels and pointers, he has also been known as the Laerack Setter.

Breed Infobits

The English Setter has a silky and moderately long coat.
The English Setter is very good with children and tends to walk away when it has had enough, rather than snapping.
Newborn puppies are born white and after the first week begin to change in color.

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