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English Setters are an even-tempered and gorgeous-looking dog breed. They have flowing locks, which are their defining feature. The locks also makes them look very elegant.

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The Ultimate English Setter Guide

About English Setter

The English Setter athletic in nature. Its gentle and almost easy going temperament makes them a perfect addition to any family.

Lifespan

Lifespan

11 to 15 years

Weight

Weight

45 to 80 pounds

Height

Height

58 to 68 cm

Grooming

Grooming

Most English Setters require weekly brushing and not much more in terms of maintenance.

Origins

The breed is among the oldest of the gundogs, with its history dating back to the 14th century. English Setters were developed almost a century after the Spaniel. Originally, they were known as the Setter Spaniel, and used to hunt birds.

The main area where they used to hunt was on moorlands. There, they’d be allowed to range freely ahead of the hunter. The breed’s hunting tact involved quartering the ground in search of birds. Once birds were located, the dog would set, and stay motionless while facing the prey. Often they would lift a paw to point the location of the birds.

Hunters would lay traps and issue commands directing the dog to stuttle the birds. This would cause the birds to fly into nets.

Original English Setters were a preserve of nobles. In this case, they were mainly kept because of their ability to work. There is no clear evidence of the actual origin of this pet. But, it is very likely that some were brought to the United Kingdom from other parts of Europe and Asia.

The Setters developed into the breeds we know today around the 19th century. But, researchers have come across a few recognisable strains of this breed that were named after their owner families.

Key Characteristics Of English Setters

Are English Setters Family-Friendly?

English Setters are highly recognised as a family-friendly dog breed. They also enjoy playing and are fantastic with children.

Common Health Issues & Considerations

English Setters may suffer from:

Hip Dysplasia

Deafness

Progressive Retinal Atrophy

Nature / Temperament

Friendly, Gentle, Smart, Affectionate and Playful

Suitable Environment

Due to their origins, English Setters are suited to a cold and rainy environment.

Other Considerations

  • Some English Setters experience separation anxiety. English Setters are not comfortable with a long day on their own.
  • Being a family dog, they enjoy playing around with children.
  • Bloating is a common issue among English Setters. This is exacerbated by the fact that they like to eat very fast and don’t rest after meals.

How can I take good care of my English Setter?

Nutrition

Being an energetic breed, the English Setter needs a diet rich in protein and high in calories. This will help them to keep up their energy.

Generally, English Setters are healthy. Thus, they don’t need special kibble or any unique feeding program. However, they should be given high quality kibble alongside regular healthy treats.

Grooming

Grooming this breed is quite easy. English Setters are classified as medium shedders. They only need proper brushing a few times each week. This will keep the coat straight and prevent mats from forming.

It is also a good idea to trim the fur around the legs and tail if the dog tends to run around in thick brush. Their floppy, low-hanging ears need to be checked and cleaned on a regular basis to prevent infections.

Exercise

English Setters are quite playful but they tend to be steady and calm too. This is a wonderful mix of traits in a pet, which makes the English Setter an ideal family dog.

The English  Setter is a high energy breed and needs plenty of exercise to keep fit and stay happy. A hunting English  Setter requires a lot more exercise. The exercise can be in any form. Some families take long walks. However, such an activity needs to be supplemented with outdoor adventure.

This breed is an ideal choice for an athletic parent. It can keep up with bikers and runners. Plus, these dogs are wonderful hunting and tracking dogs.

Training

The English Setter is a job oriented breed, and is known to be a fast learner. As long as the trainer applies consistent training techniques, the English Setter will learn quickly. However, training needs to be approached with a lot of positivity. The breed is extremely attuned to humans and does not handle negativity and harshness very well. The best time to train this breed is during mealtime. This way, the dog remains motivated to obey commands. It also helps in controlling weight gain. This is general information and should not be relied on for adopting or purchasing advice.

Most Asked English Setter Questions

Generally, the English Setter is sweet-natured. But, they do have a stubborn streak. So, you need to show your pet that you mean everything you say by issuing consistent commands.

Finding a good English Setter breeder is easiest when searching for registered breeders. These breeders who have signed up to be part of a breeder organisation have committed to giving their dogs the best care and attention possible. 

If you are looking to buy an English Setter for sale in Sydney, only deal with reputable and knowledgable breeders. The average cost of an English Setter for sale will be between AUD $2000 and $3000. 

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