Pups of Sydney | Intro to the Gordon Setter
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Intro to the Gordon Setter

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Country of Origin: Scotland

Date of Origin: 1870’s
Original use: Hunting
Life Expectancy: 10-12 years
Weight: 25-26 kg (male), 20-32 kg (female)
Height: 61-69 cm (male), 58-66 cm (female)

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Gordon Setters are alert and lively, pleasant and exceedingly loyal. They tend to be devoted to members of their household, but are not overly friendly to strangers. As a general rule, Gordons tend to tolerate attention from people they do not know rather than seeking such attention. Gordons are highly intelligent dogs, as quick to spot an advantage as to spot game. Basic obedience training will make your Gordon a better companion and a better canine citizen. Soft and shining, straight or slightly waved, but not curly, with long hair on ears, under stomach and on chest, on back of the fore and hind legs, and on the tail. The feather which starts near the root of the tail is slightly waved or straight, having a triangular appearance, growing shorter uniformly toward the end. They come in the colours of black with tan markings, either of rich chestnut or mahogany colour.


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Information brought to Pups of Sydney by the American Kennel Club

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Images courtesy of Kari Fjellestad

Category

Meet the Breed

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Gordon-Setter