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Breed Details

English Setter

English Setter

Known in Britain since the 14th century, the English Setters were valued for their working ability rather than appearance.

The English Setter is a true gentleman by nature. The breed constantly expresses a willingness to please.

The English setter prefers country or suburban living. These canines need to have many hours of exercise as they are a very active breed.

Breed Standards

Size: Males will measure about 25 in, 64 cm. Females an inch less.
Coat: Coat should be flat with no trace of curl or woolliness. There should be feathering on the ears, chest, belly, the underside of the thighs, the back of the legs and the tail.
Grooming: The coat needs regular brushing and some trimming to shape the feathering and neaten the outline.

Canine Coat and Nose Color Test
DNA Parentage Test
Canadian Kennel Club
American Kennel Club
English Setter Club of Canada
English Setter-Canada's Guide to Dogs