Gordon Setter

Also Called: Irish Setter, Black and Tan Setter

Gordon Setter
Affection Level Cuddly
Friendliness High
Kid Friendly High
Pet Friendly High
Exercise Needs Significant
Playfulness High
Energy Level High
Trainability Average
Intelligence High
Tendency To Bark Low
Amount Of Shedding Heavy

The Gordon Setter is a large and attractive dog with a luxurious black and tan coat. It is an intelligent breed which is loyal and affectionate to its loved ones.

Breed Overview

  • Group: Sporting
  • Life Span: 10-12 years
  • Height: Large
  • Weight: Heavy
  • Coat: Long
  • Coat Colors: Black,Tan
  • Litter Size: 7-10
  • Family: Gun Dog
  • Hypoallergenic: false
  • Recognition: AKC
  • Size: Large

Training and Care

Gordon Setters require patience and consistency with their training. It’s important to start them young so they learn good manners and behaviors before they reach the large size. Exercise is important to keep them happy and healthy. Grooming their long coats requires brushing at least three times a week to prevent matting.

Diet and Nutrition

Gordon Setters should be fed a high-quality diet and should be given only healthy treats. They should be given moderation exercise to maintain their body weight.

Health Problems

The Gordon Setter is generally healthy, but like all breeds there are some potential health issues. These include hip and elbow dysplasia, ear infections, eye problems, and bloat.

Breed History

The Gordon Setter was developed in Scotland in the 1800s. The breed was used to hunt fox, pheasant, and other game. They’ve been a popular breed since then and have gone on to excel in the show ring.

Where to Buy or Adopt

Gordon Setters can be bought from reputable breeders or adopted from rescue organizations. The cost to purchase a Gordon Setter is around $1,500-$2,000. Adopting from a rescue organization will cost less, usually between $200-$500.

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