The Setter is a type of gundog used most often for
hunting game such as quail, pheasant, and grouse.
A setter silently searches for game by scent. When
prey is encountered the dog freezes rather than chasing
after the game. Setters get their name from their
distinctive stance; a sort of crouch or "set" upon
finding their quarry.
Most setter breeds have long smooth, silky coats
that require maintenance. Setters have a tendency
to be happy, playful dogs and are usually very friendly
both to people and other dogs. They have a great deal
of energy and require daily exercise.