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At A Glance


Size: Medium

Weight: 45 - 71 lbs.

Height: 22" - 27"

Life Span: 12 - 14 years

French Setter

Also know as: French Gascony Pointer

Group: Sporting

Origin: France

Today's Role: Companion Dog

History and Facts: The breed originated in the Gascony region of southern France and is a descendant of the Spanish and Italian Pointers. Dr. Castest and M. Sanac-Langrange saved the breed from extinction during the early 1900s.

Temperament / Behavior
The French Setter is an active, eager-to-please breed that is best trained with gentleness. It thrives on human interaction and enjoys the company of other animals. The French Setter is a loving household companion.

Breed-Related Health Concerns
Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.

Special Needs
Exercise: The French Setter is an active breed that requires several long walks and play sessions per day.

Grooming: The French Setter needs minimal grooming: occasional brushing and bathing. Check ears regularly.

 

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