Is an English Setter the best pet dog or puppy to suit your lifestyle.

English Setter

Choosing an English Setter as your pet dog or puppy:--

General Description

Graceful, elegant dogs with plenty of energy.
Suitable Owners

Patient, easy going, friendly and affectionate owners who enjoy exercising their dogs.

Originated in England as a bird dog flushing and retrieving and also for pointing

Dog Group - Kennel Club:


Straight, soft, flat coat with feathering to legs, tail, chest and ears.

Medium grooming, feathering may need brushing more frequently resulting from mud and debris collected on long walks.
Average Height:

61-69 cms. 24-27 ins.
Average Weight:

25 - 30 kgs. 55- 66 lbs

Solid white with black, orange or liver patches

Affectionate, friendly and good natured within families, can be strong willed and independent.


Likes lots of exercise and areas of open land where they can run free.
Average Lifespan: 

12 -13 yrs.
Possible Disadvantages Lots of exercise and a coat that may need some attention after long country walks.

Potential Health Concerns

Hip and elbow dysplexia, cancer, deafness and eye problems.
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