At A Glance

Size: Medium

Weight: 45 - 80 lbs.

Height: 23" - 27"

Life Span: 10 - 12 years

Gordon Setter

Also know as: No Nicknames.

Group: Sporting

Origin: Great Britain (1600s)

Today's Role: Companion Dog

History and Facts: The Gordon Setter originated in Scotland during the 1600s, where it was developed to hunt and retrieve. The Duke of Gordon made the breed popular and it was recognized by the AKC in 1892.

Temperament / Behavior
The Gordon Setter is an affectionate family dog that will need early socialization and obedience training. This breed responds best to praise and enjoys human companionship. Gordon Setters are generally barkers and make good watchdogs.

Breed-Related Health Concerns
Hip dysplasia; progressive retinal atrophy; hypothyroidism; cerebellar cortical abiotrophy; epilepsy.

Special Needs
Exercise: Gordon Setters require daily exercise, such as a walk, jog or hike so that they do not develop behavioral problems.

Grooming: Brushing several times per week is required for your Gordon Setter.


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