Get to know the Gordon Setter
All you need to know about the breed
A harmonious dog, the Gordon Setter possesses a host of attributes that reflect their aristocratic origins: Bred in the Scottish Highlands at Gordon Castle, the breed was originally developed as a hunting dog whose substantial corporeality has lasted to this day.
Setters draw their name from their sporty breeding, an instinct to “set” down when finding game. They’re said to combine “beauty, brains, and bird sense.” For the Gordon Setter, the triumvirate of terms fits to a T.
The Gordon Setter is noted for their elegant packaging, a consistently black, long-haired coat topped with chestnut or mahogany markings on their muzzle, paws, and lower legs. They’re the heaviest Setter, potentially reaching 65 pounds (30kg).
It’s not just their glossy coat and intellect that makes the Gordon Setter a win-win as a household pet. They are a relaxed dog, and confident in character, too. The Gordon Setter has a healthy constitution; given their active beginnings, they’ll need a few daily outings but they’re also hugely content to just hang around once inside. Setters also have a reputation as playful, which means you’re bound to have a puppy-like Gordon Setter, even into their golden years, and many fruitful times in the family pack.
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Things to look out for
From specific breed traits to a general health overview, here are some interesting facts about your Gordon Setter
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