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Breed:

English Setter

Group (AKC):

Sporting

Country of OriginEngland
Type of coatShort, straight and dense.
GroomingDaily brushing of his silky coat. Extra grooming is needed when shedding. Bathe or dry shampoo when necessary. Trim hair on feet and tails, check ears for any signs of infection.
Average height24 - 27 inches
Average weight56 - 66 lbs.
Activity levelIndoors - Low, Outdoors - Very High
WatchdogHigh
ProtectionLow
IntelligenceLow, Obedience - Medium, Problem Solving - High
TrainabilityConsistent training and strenuous exercise is needed for a good-natured dog. They are easy to train but do have a mind of their own.
Compatibility with childrenYes, but may be too exuberant for small children.
CharacterResponsive, friendly
Ideal home environmentA home with a fenced yard is essential as he has a tendency to wander.
Ideal ownerBest in a home with affectionate owners who will take time to give the dog task such as hunting, agility work or tracking.
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Additional notes:

The English Setter is one of the oldest breeds of gun dogs and has been a treasured bird retriever for the last four hundred years. He is a large graceful dog with a lively sprit who will have unconditional devotion to his whole family. He thrives on human companionship or with other dogs. Newborn puppies are born white and after the first week begin to change in color.

Short History:

Mentioned in European literature in the 14th century, this has been a registered breed by the Kennel Club in London since 1873.  Descended from a variety of Spanish spaniels and pointers, they have also been known as Laerack Setters.

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