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Breeds

Gordon Setter


FEARLESS, CONFIDENT, LOYAL

  • Weight45 - 70 pounds (female), 55 - 80 pounds (male)
  • Height23 - 26 inches (female), 24 - 27 inches (male)
  • ColorsBlack & Tan, Blenheim, Ruby, Tri-Color
  • SheddingHigh
  • GroomingLow
  • Energy LevelSomewhat Active 
  • Barking LevelLikes To Be Vocal
  • Life Expectancy: 12 - 13 years

Origin Gordon Setters originated in the United Kingdom where they were bred to be used for hunting. During the 1820's, the Duke of Gordon, whom the breed is named after, is credited with defining the breed. The ancestors of the Gordon are black & tan setters that have been dated back to England and Scotland in the 1500's. During the 1840's, the first Gordon Setters brought to the United States were dogs that were bred by the Duke of Gordon.

Description The large, domed-shaped head, long ears, and large eyes are some of the distinct features of the English Toy Spaniel. Their coat is straight or can be slightly wavy, silky, and glossy-textured. Their large eyes are dark brown or black with black rims that give them a sad puppy-look. The ears are very long, lie close to the head, and are fringed with long silky hair. The head of the breed is large, domed, and curves far out over the eyes. English Toys have a very short muzzle and a large black nose with wide open nostrils. Their tail is a medium-long length and feathered.

Temperament & Training English Toy Spaniels are a friendly, playful, and affectionate breed towards their owners and make a great family addition. They are easy to get along with, making them great for households with children and other dogs. The breed can be stubborn during training, but with consistent efforts, they can excel. English Toys are good for apartments due to their small size and require only daily walks or good playtime in the yard.

 

The Gordon Setter breed is primarily a hunting dog breed. Specifically, the Gordon Setter dog breed is a "gun dog" breed. That is, the dogs were bred to retrieve animals, usually birds, that had been shot down by hunters. Active, alert, and self-confident, these strong animals love the outdoors. The Gordon Setter‘s Behavior Source: Wikipedia. Recommended for: pet; not recommended for small children Gordon Setters were bred to retrieve objects from enclosed spaces during hunting, and that is still their primary special skill. Many people say that the Gordon Setter dog breed does not lend itself way to traditional obedience training. Gordon Setter dogs are also known for lazing around for hours on end, but that's not the whole story. They love the outdoors and need some physical activity. The dogs are affectionate and playful, even boisterous. The Gordon Setter breed may not be best for small children since sometimes these excitable animals don't know their own size. 

  • Coat: Dense and water-repellent
  • Color: golden
  • Eyes: oval, dark brown.
  • Ears: low-set on a line with the eyes, large and thin, folded, carried close to head
  • Skull: rounded, broadest between ears
  • Muzzle: long, not pointed
  • Nose: broad, black.    

 

 

Contact Us

Breeders Kennel Club

 P.O. Box 441 Duluth, Georgia 30096

 Phone : (470) 525-6223

 Email : info@breederskennelclub.com

 

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