Gordon Setter

Gordon Setter

Gordon Setter


The Gordon Setter was originally developed in Scotland to be a hunting dog capable to hunt pheasant and quail. Nowadays he is still a fine hunting companion as well as a great family companion. The average height of a Gordon Setter is 1 foot, 11 inches to 2 feet, 3 inches weighing about 45 to 80 pounds. They have a lifespan of 10 to 12 years.


Originally developed in Scotland the Gordon Setter makes a loyal and loving companion as well as a talented gun dog or agility competitor. He is a very confident dog and loyal to his owner and his family. Being very intelligent this dog breed can be trained quite easy. The Gordon Setter loves all the energy demanding activities like fly-ball, Frisbee, running, swimming and many others. If he is left alone more than a few hours a day he can become anxious and might become very loud and destructive. The Gordon Setter is a great watchdog because he is very reserved with strangers and will always let you know when a stranger is approaching your property. He is known to behave well when children are around but very small children should always be well supervised when they encounter any type of dog breed because they might have the tendency to tease and no dog will accept that. Obedience training and early socialization are very important in this case and can make a big difference if you want to have an obedient dog.

Gordon Setter Training:

Gordon Setter is a very intelligent dog breed. They can learn new commands very quickly which makes them quite easy to train. Usually they enjoy any type of activity so training will not be a problem for them. In fact it can be something that they will really enjoy.

Gordon Setter Shedding:

To be honest, the Gordon Setter is shedding a lot of hair. You cannot do anything to stop this but if you want to prevent having hair all over your home you should do proper brushing every day. Keep in mind that with a proper brushing you will rarely find hair on your couch, carpets and other places in your home.

Gordon Setter Grooming:

The Gordon Setter, like many other dog breeds, need daily exercise. Don’t worry, those needs can be met quite easy with simple walks or playing some fun games. His coat needs to be shaped two or three months and proper brushing should be done every now and then.

Gordon Setter History:

The Gordon Setter was originally developed in the 19th century in Scotland in the kennels of the fourth Duke of Gordon. The Duke was aiming to develop a dog that can be a first-class hunting dog as well as a beautiful one. In the year 1827 the Duke died and the man who carried on his kennels was the Duke of Richmond.

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