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English Setter Puppies
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, at least. English Setters are a large, graceful dog with a lively sprit who will have unconditional devotion to their whole family. They have beautiful flowing coats with a glossy, aristocratic touch. Their bodies are leanly muscled, all white and with heavy ticking. They have dark brown eyes, long feathering fur and a long tail to add to their elegance. Newborn puppies are born white and after the first week begin to change in color. English Setters thrive on human companionship or with other dogs. They are very loyal, affectionate and slightly self-willed. They are good at "setting" when they see their prey. English Setters are good with children and can adapt to single family or kennel living. This breed needs a lot of exercise, but are mild and calm inside. They are active dogs, however, and the field version of the English Setter is slightly more active than the show version. English Setters are good at what they do, and love the outdoors. English Setters come in two varieties: show dogs and field dogs. The show dogs are about 25% larger than the field dog, carries the tail lower and has a more square muzzle.
Type: Gun Dog
24 - 25 inches; Males: 25 - 27 inches.
and white, orange and white, orange Belton, blue Belton, lemon and white,
lemon Belton, liver and white, liver Belton, or tri-colored (blue Belton and
tan or liver Belton and tan), those without heavy patches of color but flecked
all over are preferred. Some are all white. Belton is characterized by light
or dark ticking or roaning.
English Setters are responsive and friendly. They are trainable, but with
difficulty. The English Setter may have a mind of its own, but is very loyal
and dedicated to family. They get along with everyone, including children.
English Setters love the outdoors, and can adapt to living with a family or
living in a kennel. They are quite sensitive, and do not respond well to harsh
training. This breed may not obey in fear that they will disappoint you if
they do it wrong. They are affectionate, good-natured and mild.
Care and Exercise:
Daily brushing of their silky coat. Extra grooming is needed when English
Setters shed. Bathe or dry shampoo when necessary. Trim hair on feet and tails,
check ears for any signs of infection. English Setters require long daily
walks or free space to run. English Setters are a good companion to run along
side a bicycle. Feed two or three small meals a day, as they are prone to
Activity: Indoors - Low.
Outdoors - Very High.
Health Issues: Unfortunately, English Setters are prone to an inherited tendency of blindness. The whiter variety has more risk of developing allergies, skin conditions, and hip and elbow dysplasia. Other health concerns include hypothyroidism and deafness.
Life Span: 10 - 14 years.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
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