The history of the Gordon Setter could be traced back to the 17th century. The breed has its origins in Scotland and the credit of making the breed popular goes to the fourth Duke of Gordon. Gordon Setter is an ideal choice as a bird dog, hunting dog and a one-man gun dog.
The Gordon Setter has a sturdy body with straight front legs. It has dark oval eyes, feathered tail, long muzzle, large head and a black nose with large nostrils. The breed has a slightly wavy black coat with differentiated tan markings. An average male is 27 inches tall and weighs 80 pounds.
black and tan, specific markings only accepted.
An extremely active dog, the Gordon Setter is a loyal, friendly, gentle and fearless dog. Absence of adequate exercise could make the breed restless and aggressive. Though they tend to be aloof with strangers, they are not hostile. Early age socialization could make the breed friendlier with other breeds. The breed gets along with other pets and children.
Gordon Setter is a healthy breed of dog with a life expectancy of 10 – 12 years. Some lines are prone to health conditions like hip dysplasia and eye diseases including cataracts and progressive retinal atrophy. The breed has a tendency to bloat. They require meals 2 – 3 times a day, instead of one large meal.
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