English Setter Dog Breed
English Setter Dog Classification:
English Setters are classified as gundogs
and used for retrieving game.
Other Names: Laverack Setters,
Lawerack, Laverack, Llewellin, Llewellyn,
Setter in Foreign Languages:
German: Setter, Vorstehhund,
Scottish Gaelic: cù-eunaich
Origins: English Setters were
initially bred in England as sporting
gun dogs for birding.
Description: The English Setter
is a medium size dog, that have a long
lean body. English Setters have a long
tapered nose, floppy ears and a regal
Size: The English Setter weighs
between 50 to 80 lbs, they measure 23
to 26 inches tall at their shoulder.
||24-26 inches tall
||23-25 inches tall
Coat: English Setters have a long,
fine, straight, glossy coat that is either
mottled white with markings with black,
orange, lemon, liver, or black and tan.
The English Setter has feathering down
their legs, tail and chest.
Disposition: English Setters can
have a mind of their own, which can make
their training challenging. That said
they are loyal, dedicated dog who are
good with children. They have a lot of
energy and require regular consistent
exercise or they can be overly rambunctious.
Type Dog: English Setters are
sporting gundogs used for hunting and
Litter Size: English Setters give
birth to litters of 6 to 8 puppies.
Behavior: English Setters will
alert if they spot strangers but will
not be protective. English Setters are
friendly with just about everyone.
Traits: Responsive, friendly,
Country of Origin: Great Britain
Life Span: English Setters typically
live 10 to 14 years.
Club Recognitions: FCI, AKC, ANKC,
CKC, KC (UK), NZKC, UKC