Gordon Setter Dog Breed Information


Gordon Setter Quick Facts
Gordon Setter
Breed Group: Sporting
Origen: Scotland
Nickname: Gordon Setter
Weight: 45-80 lbs
Height: 23-27 inches
Color(s): Black with Tan markings


Gordon Setter Appearance

The Gordon Setter is a well-muscled handsome breed with a noble expression. It is the heaviest of the setters giving the impression of a strong dog capable of withstanding a long active day in the field. The Gordon Setter is square- proportioned, upstanding and stylish. He had a well defined stop. His oval eyes are dark brown. The long ears are set low, about level to the eyes. His gait is courageous, smooth and natural. His head is carried up and his short tail "flags" constantly while the dog is in motion. The Gordon Setter carries a thicker coat than the other setters. His hair varies from straight to slightly wavy. The most common colors are black with tan markings. The weight of the Gordon Setter is around 45-80 pounds; and the height is around 23-27 inches.

Gordon Setter Temperament

Gordon Setters are intelligent, interested, capable and curious breed. They love outdoor activities and will take as much exercise as you can give them. He can run and hunt all day long and keep his enthusiastic and energetic personality. The Gordon Setter is lovable, friendly, sociable, sensitive and gentle nature but they have a mind of their own. They are also known as great talkers. Gordon Setter are very loyal and affectionate to its family making an enjoyable companions. They are excellent with children, but reserved toward strangers and sometime aggressive toward other unfamiliar dogs. Early socialization and obedience training is important to make sure they will get along with cats, dogs and other house pets.

Is Gordon Setter the Right Dog Breed for You?

The Gordon Setter needs much strenuous exercise every day in order to stay in shape. They are not recommended for apartment life and do its best with at least a large, safely fenced yard where it can run free. Their hunting instincts could make them to roam, so a good fence around your property is essential. A Gordon Setter that gets enough outdoor activity will be calm indoors. When not properly exercise or left along for long periods of time may become bored, and some can be destructive. They could live outdoors in temperate climate but need to have access to its family and will be best when dividing his time between inside and outside.

Gordon Setter Life expectancy

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

Gordon Setter Health problems

There is a number of health problems associated with this breed. The major concerns are CHD (Coronary Heart Disease), and Gastric Torsion (bloat). They are also prone to elbow dysplasia, hypothyroidism, cerebellar abiotrophy, progressive retinal atrophy, and cataracts.

Gordon Setter Care and Grooming

The Gordon Setter coat requires a regular brushing and combing every two to three days to prevent matting. Brush with a firm bristle brush, and dry shampoo occasionally. Bathe in mild soap only when necessary. The ears should be check regularly to make sure that are clean.

Gordon Setter Shedding

The Gordon Setter is an average shedder, and therefore is not well suited to allergy sufferers.