Gordon Setter

  • Size

  • Height

    Males – 24 to 27 inches at the shoulders, Females – 23 to 26 inches
  • Weight

    Males – 55 to 80 pounds, Females – 45 to 70 pounds
  • Coat

  • Color

    Black with tan markings
  • Energy

  • Activities

    Hunting, Tracking, Field Trials, Agility, Obedience, Conformation
  • Indoor/Outdoor


Prized by Scottish hunters for his strength and stamina, the Gordon Setter is a dependable, eager-to-work hunter. With an easygoing temperament, he also is an excellent family companion. The heaviest of the three setter breeds and the only one with a black-and-tan coat, the Gordon Setter requires vigorous daily exercise. His slightly wavy coat needs regular grooming.

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