Is a Gordon Setter the best pet dog or puppy to suit your lifestyle.

Gordon Setter

Choosing a Gordon Setter as your pet dog or puppy:--

General Description

Large handsome dog full of energy. Intelligent, alert dogs with a great demeanour and relaxed attitude.
Suitable Owners

Enjoys a lot of attention and love from any owner which is returned by total commitment and loyalty.
Origins

An old breed bred originally for flushing game.
Dog Group - Kennel Club:

 Gundogs
Coat:

 Medium length coat with attractive feathering on tail and lower body.
Grooming:

 Sheds hair so twice weekly brushing required more if there any signs of tangling
Average Height:

 62-66cms. 24-26 ins.
Average Weight:

 25-30 kgs, 55-65 lbs.
Colour:

 Black with chestnut markings.
Temperament:

 Happy, outgoing dogs that are also fearless, bold and affectionate. Quite easy to train they are generally obedient, make ideal family pets or working gundogs, they are great with children and other animals although they can be shy with strangers, Generally alert they make excellent watchdogs.
 Exercise:

 Loves lots of exercise and outdoor activity
Average Lifespan: 

12-14 yrs.
Possible Disadvantages

Sometimes can be stubborn and often has a tendency to run off when on walks but generally always returns

Potential Health Concerns



Hip dysplasia, bloat and possible eye problems
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