Weight: 56 - 66 lbs
Height: 24 - 27 inches
Colors: Black and white, orange and white, lemon and white, liver and white or tricolored, those without heavy patches of color but flecked all over are preferred.
Coat: Short, straight and dense.
Temperment: English Setters are responsive, friendly
With Children: Yes, but may be too exuberant for small children.
With Pets: Yes, good with other pets and animals
Care and Training: 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 walk or free space to run. Good companion to run along side a bicycle. Feed two or three small meals a day as they are prone to bloating. Consistent training and strenuous exercise is needed for a good-natured dog. They are easy to train but do have a mind of their own.
Learning Rate: Low, Obedience - Medium, Problem Solving - High
Activity: Indoors - Low, Outdoors - Very High
Living Environment: A home with a fenced yard is essential as the English Setter has a tendency to wander. Best in a home with affectionate owners who will take time to give them tasks such as hunting, agility work or tr
Health Issues: Hip dysplasia.
Life Span: 10 - 12 years
Litter Size: 6 - 8
Country of Origin: Great Britain
History: Mentioned in European literature in the 14th century the English Setter has been a registered breed by the Kennel Club in London since 1873. Descended from a variety of Spanish spaniels and pointers, they have also been known as the Laerack Setter. First Registered by the AKC: 1878, AKC Group: Sporting Group, Class: Gundog Registries: AKC, ANKC, CKC, FCI (Group 7), KC(GB), UKC
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