Gordon Setter

Gordon Setter

Size
Large
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
Medium
Color
Black with tan markings
Energy
Medium
Activities
Hunting, Tracking, Field Trials, Agility, Obedience, Conformation

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.

Did you know?

A favorite of Duke Alexander the 4th of Gordon, the Gordon Setter was popular in Scotland in the late 1700s, when the breed was known as the black & tan setter. Although not as fast in the field as other sporting breeds, the Gordon Setter is known for his pointing accuracy.

Training Gordon Setters

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