English Setter

Large Size

Moderate shedding

Not good for first time owners

This elegant gundog is around 400 years old and would 'set' birds – lie down quietly to indicate their location to the hunter, who would then throw a net over to capture the game.

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

Lovers of the great outdoors, who want a noble, friendly, calm addition to their home, and can provide the company and exercise this breed needs.

Not the best for ...

A part-time pet parent. English Setters need company - ideally canine and human – and considerable exercise, so best suits someone who is at home most of the day.

Aliases

None

Cross between

None

Origin

United Kingdom

Size

Large
Large - but would still fit in a small car

Exercise Needs

High (Two hours or more)
Without sufficient mental and physical exercise will probably do the wall of death around the living room!

Coat

Jacket and skinny trousers
Any feathering can get knotty. Some coats self-clean by depositing mud all over the kitchen floor.

Shedding

Moderate shedding
All canines drop some hair, think of it as dog glitter!

Life expectancy

12 years

Good first dog?

No

HOW IT WORKS

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