is the English Setter Dog breed the right breed of dog for you?
The English Setter Dog Breed is part of the Hunting Dog Breeds group. They have a centuries old history and have remained a popular breed of dog. In the 1800's there were two very influential breeders who took the breed in different directions. One was more commonly used for showing and is the line that is popular today. The other was a larger dog used more in the field than in the show.
Personality and Temperament
These Setters were bred to work hard and have quite a need for exercise to use up their high energy level. If they do not get daily exercise they are likely to misbehave. But if they do get their exercise they are great dogs. Overall they are an affectionate, lively breed that will be very loyal to its owner. It will also be good with other pets. They are extremely good with strangers.
Overall they are of average difficulty (or ease) to train
Size and Appearance
This is a large breed of dog standing from 24 to 27 inches (62-68cm) tall and weigh from 50 to 65 pounds. Females are at the smaller end of the scale, males at the top end.
Their coats are flat, longer and silky to touch. They are usually, orange, liver, lemon, black, or white with flecks of color. They do require a fair amount of brushing.
This is generally a healthy breed of dog that will live 10-12 years with good care. Good care includes veterinary care, proper nutrition and regular exercise. Their most common health concerns are hip dysplasia and gastric torsion.
Where to get an English Setter?
I would recommend a rescue first and a Reputable Dog Breeder next.
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