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Portuguese Setter

Size: -

Weight: 35 - 60 lbs.

Height: 20" - 22"

Life Span: 12 - 14 years

Health Problems: Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.

Origin: n/a

Also Known As: No Nicknames.

Group: Companion/Gun

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

No special exercise requirements.

Grooming Needs

No special grooming requirements.


They are obedient, kind and submissive, yet versatile when needed.

Compatibility with Kids

Good with children.


This breed of gun dog, mainly used in Red-legged partridge hunting, has its roots as an ancient Iberian hunting dog in Portugal dating back to the 12th century. Initially a popular hunting dog for the lower class, this Portuguese hunting breed later went to England where it was part of the beginnings of the English Pointer. It became all but extinct when in the 1920s, breeders brought it back into popularity.