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Llewellin Setter

Size: Medium / Large

Weight: 35 - 65 lbs.

Height: 20" - 22"

Life Span: 14 - 15 years

Health Problems: Hip dysplasia; elbow dysplasia; eye problems; hypothyroidism; allergies; deafness

Origin: England (1800s)

Also Known As: No Nicknames.

Group: Hunting

Category: Companion Dog, Hunting

Exercise Needs

Due to its hunting nature, the Llewellin Setter requires regular exercise including walks, jogs and play sessions.

Grooming Needs

No special grooming requirements.


The Llewellin Setter is intelligent, mellow, willing and eager-to-please. This breed is devoted to its family, but is happiest when in the field hunting and retrieving. This breed is adaptable to house living.

Compatibility with Kids

Good with children.


The Llewellin Setter was developed from a specific bloodline of English Setters dating back to the 1500s. Breeder Purcell Llewellin developed the Llewellin Setter as it is known today in the 1800s.