- 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.
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.
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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