Gordon Setter

Gordon Setter

Main sporting role:
Hunting, Pointing, Flushing
Size:
Large
Lifespan:
Over 10 years
Exercise:
More than 2 hours a day
Coat length:
Medium
Vulnerable status:
Yes

The Gordon Setter is a handsome and stylish dog that originated in the Scottish Highlands. Descending from setting spaniels developed in the Middle Ages, it is named after the Duke of Gordon’s famous kennel near the Moray coast.

This handsome and stylish dog with a black and tan coat was bred to work long days on the moor and valued for its exceptional stamina and gamefinding ability. It is the largest and heaviest of the setter breeds and has a bold, outgoing and independent nature. Well-suited to a large home in the country, it has an excellent disposition with people but should be socialised early with other pets and dogs.

The Gordon is used to range far and wide in upland moors and on farmland stubble to hunt, point and flush grouse, partridge and pheasant. Tough and hardy, the breed is well-suited to the wet and windy conditions of its homeland.

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