- WEIGHT: 69 to 90 lbs
- HEIGHT: 24 to 28 inches
- COLOR(S): Dark reddish brown to black, salt and pepper, brindle, and gray.
- BREED GROUP: Herding
WEIGHT: 45 to 80 lbs
HEIGHT: 23 to 27 inches
COLOR(S): Deep, shiny coal black, without rustiness, and with lustrous tan (chestnut red) markings; black penciling on toes and black streak under jaw is permissible. Muzzle, feet and points on the chest hold the tan markings.
Gordon Setter puppies and dogs are obedient, loyal and protective. They are friendly and loving, relaxed and relatively obedient. Gordon Setter puppies and dogs are good companions, but more suspicious of strangers than other setters. They make good guard and watch dogs, as they are loyal to their owners. They are a tireless worker, enthusiastic about a hunt. Gordon Setter puppies and dogs are intelligent, fun loving and affectionate.
Short and fine on head, fronts of legs and tips of ears; moderately long over rest of body, flat and free from curl. There is ample feathering on the legs, underbelly and tail.
Hip dysplasia, PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy), epilepsy. Other health concerns include bloat (twisted stomach or gastric torsion). Bloat is a health issue to most dogs, being the second largest killer of dogs other than cancer, but Gordon Setter dogs can be particularly susceptible to it because of their deep chests.
Plenty of regular exercise is necessary to maintain a well-balanced, manageable dog. Long walks and runs are suggested, as this breed can withstand a lot of exercise.
Gordon Setter puppies and dogs can be stubborn on occasion, but if you are consistent and loving in your approach they are not difficult to train. Gordon Setter puppies should be socialized early on, however, to avoid any confrontation with pets and children in the future. They are fine with children if socialized.
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