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Gordon Setter

 

General Description:

Alert and confident, the Gordon Setter is devoted to his family. Although they are bright, they are not blindly obedient, so may appear stubborn. Gordons are capable of adapting to a variety of living situations, but need plenty of daily exercise on leash or in a fenced area.They are not good apartment dogs. Can be fence climbers without enough exercise.

 

Size:

Females: Preferred height at the withers is 23-26 inches, and roughly 40-70 pounds. Males: Preferred height at the withers is 24-27 inches, and roughly 55-80 pounds.

 

Color:

Black with tan spots

 

Energy Level:

High.

 

Life expectancy:

10 to 12 years.

 

Children:

Setters love their family, but will be standoffish to strangers.

 

Other animals:

Not always good with cats and fowl.

 

Abilities:

Setters are very sensitive and should be trained in a loving manner. They can do obedience if started when young.

 

Shedding/Grooming:

Silky long hair that sheds. They need to be groomed regularly or will become matted.

 

Health:

Hip dysplasia, bloat and eye problems.

 

Best with:

People as an indoor and outdoor in an active life style.

 

Not for:

Couch potatoes.

 

Pros:

Very loving to family.

 

Cons:

Will become destructive if does not get enough exercise.

 

Further Information:

AKC website
Breed Details

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