English Setter Dog Breed Information


English Setter Quick Facts
English Setter
Breed Group: Sporting
Origen: England
Nickname: Lawerack
Weight: 50-65 lbs
Height: 24-25 inches
Color(s): black & white, white & orange, white & lemon, white & chestnut or tricolor.


English Setter Appearance

The English Setter is a tall and lean dog, with a noble expression. They are elegant and athletic hunting dogs with the ability to run at good pace for long period of times. They have a long aristocratic head set on a muscular neck. The muzzle is long and square with defined stop. The eyes are large and nearly round. The ears are low set and hanging down. The tail is carried straight and level with top-line, tapering to a fine point

The English Setter had a long, silky like and wavy coat with light feathering of long length or short length depending on the type and most prominently at the ears, tail, and legs. The most common colors are black & white, white & orange, white & lemon, white & chestnut or tricolor. The flecked colors in the coat are referred to as “Belton”. The weight of the English Setter is around 50-65 pounds and the height is around 24-25 inches.

English Setter Temperament

The English Setter is gentle, affectionate, and friendly, without shyness, fear or viciousness. They are best described as a "Gentleman by Nature". English Setters are energetic, people-oriented dogs, that are well suited to families who can give them attention and activity. English Setter does well with other dogs and cats. They are easy going and famous for being great with children. The English Setter has been bred for intelligence as well as elegance, making the dog both beautiful and capable of acting independently in order to achieve its goals.

Is English Setter the Right Dog Breed for You?

English Setters are not recommended for apartment living. They are highly active dogs outside that need plenty of exercise in a good sized fenced- yard. English Setters are relatively quiet indoors, but outside they love to run and play with other dogs and people and require at least an hour of hard strenuous exercise every day. A daily walk on a leash is not enough exercise to keep him happy. The English Setter can become a nuisance barker if left out in the back yard for long periods of time and if owners do not provide enough mental and physical stimulation and/or leadership.

English Setter Life expectancy

The life expectancy of the English Setter is around 10-12 years.

English Setter Health problems

The English Setter is a relatively healthy breed. The major concerns associated with them are hypothyroidism, CHD (Canine hip dysplasia), deafness and elbow displasia. They can also be prone to epilepsy. Be careful not to over feed this breed, they tend to gain weight easily.

English Setter Care and Grooming

The Setter should be combed and brushed daily, with special attention paid to the feathery portions of the dog's coat near the legs and tail. Brush with a firm bristle brush, and dry shampoo occasionally. Bathe in mild soap only when necessary. Ears should be check at least twice a week to avoid infections. Some clipping and trimming are advice every month or two for optimal look.

English Setter Shedding

The English Setter is an average shedder; you'll find hair stuck to your couch, carpets, clothes and everything else in your home, therefore is not best suited for those with allergies.