Height: 24-25 inches
Weight: 50-70 lbs.
Life Span: 12-14 yrs.
Breed Group: Sporting Dogs
English setters, the gentlest and sweetest of the setters, get along with
adults, children, dogs, and other animals.
They do best in quiet households where they are considered important members
of the family and are given regular exercise and playtime; they do not like
to be left alone.
English setters may bark at strangers who come to the house but more as
a greeting than a threat. English setters respond well to firm but patient
and gentle handling, though their hunting instincts can make obedience training
(which should be started early) difficult.
This dog thrives in the country, where it can get a lot of exercise.
The English setter's flat coat is accented by abundant feathering. Coat
color is black and white; black, tan, and white; lemon and white; orange
and white; liver and white; lemon belton; orange belton; liver belton; blue
belton; or solid white.
Grooming & Exercise Needs
The English setter needs to be brushed and combed three times a week and
trimmed about three or four times a year. Long, brisk daily walks are essential.
The English setter was originally bred in the 16th century for bird setting
The English setter is not suited for city or apartment life.
Breed-related health concerns: deafness, progressive retinal atrophy,
Reference: AKC - American Kennel Club