English Setter

The stunning English Setter carries a magnificent white coat that is specked with either tan (orange belton) or black (blue belton). Some have tricolor coats, featuring flecks of black on the coat and creamy points at the muzzle and legs. This medium-sized pointing breed was born in Britain, known for its remarkable energy and beauty. In open areas English Setters search out game birds to find and point out – a talent they are well renowned for due to their strong nose capabilities combined with incredible memories.

With his unique feathery coat and kind disposition, the Irish Setter is a top-choice for both hunters and pet owners alike. As one of three different types of setters (English, Irish, Gordon), he stands out among them as being the smallest in size; typically weighing anywhere between 35 to 80 pounds depending on whether they are bred primarily for field or show ring activities.

While there may be slight variations in size and coat between English Setters bred for the field and those chosen to compete in a show ring, it does not necessarily mean that one is better than the other. Both types of dogs make great companions and can even excel at each other’s respective areas if given proper training. Field-bred dogs tend to have less fur but are still capable of performing well on hunting trips, while conformation setters might find success as an outdoor companion too!

With his daily need for physical activity met, the English Setter is a loyal and amiable companion in your home. He’s the perfect addition to any family with kids or other pets such as cats who he can be raised alongside. Not only will this gentle pooch bring joy but also peace of mind – being watchful and alerting you whenever someone is approaching!

If you are an active individual looking for a loyal and sporty companion, look no further than the English Setter! With just a long walk or half-hour run each day he will stay healthy and content. But if you want to take it up a notch, this pup can also accompany you on hikes or even join your bike ride with his leash – safely of course! His athleticism goes beyond that; he is known for doing well in dog sports such as agility trials, obedience competitions, rally races as well as being great therapy dogs.

Regular combing is essential for an English Setter to avoid tangles and mats. A bath every six weeks or so should be incorporated into the grooming routine, along with nail trimming, teeth brushing and ear cleaning as necessary. Dry ears are more resistant to infections – making regular maintenance even more important!

Ultimately, it is paramount to remember that an English Setter should be living in the house with its loved ones, who will gladly shower them with affection.

  • Furlyfe Rank
  • Group AKC Sporting
  • Origin United Kingdom
  • Size Medium, Large
  • Weight 35 to 80 pounds
  • Coat Length Medium
  • Coat Type Double, Silky
  • Colors Blue Belton,Blue Belton & Tan (Tri-color),Lemon Belton,Liver Belton,Orange Belton
  • Other Names Lawerack, Laverack, Llewellin (or Llewellyn) Setter
  • Temperament Strong Willed,Mischievous,Gentle,Energetic,Intelligent,People-oriented

Breed Characteristics

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