|Other names:||Setter Llewellin (Llewellyn)
|FCI Dog Group||Group 7 Pointing dogs. Section 2.2 English and Irish Pointing Dogs, Setter. With proof of work.
English Setters are very intelligent and can be trained to perform about any task another breed can do, with the exception of herding. However, they are not always easy to train, as their natural bird instinct tends to distract them in outdoor environments. They are active dogs that need plenty of exercise and up to two hours a day of exercise is recommended.
Your Pet’s Age
Male: 69 cm, Female: 61 cm
500 gr per day approx
Very pacient and lovely
Blue Belton, Lemon Belton, Tricolor, Orange Belton, Liver Belton, Chestnut Belton
10 to 12 years
Companion and hunting dog
Naughty, Determined, Affectionate, Energetic
France, England, Wales
Nowadays we differentiate Setter from Spaniel, but in the 17th century this difference was not so clear and the name “Setter” was used to encompass all those dogs that were trained to show where the game was. Over the years the breed was redefined and what we know today as English Setter began to differentiate itself by its peculiar way of displaying: approaching the prey stealthily crouching or lying down.
To understand its personality, you need to take a look at the reasons for its creation. The English Setter was bred to work with his master in the fields during the day and to sleep at his feet at night. For this reason, it is tireless when out for a walk, a perfect playmate, and at the same time comfortable and cuddly at home. In fact, he cannot bear to be left alone, he needs constant company.
It is a very intelligent dog, which can be trained for everything (except for herding), although they are not easy to train due to their ease of being distracted when they are away from home. Well disposed to discipline and learning, and has a very good memory.
Prone to hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, progressive retinal atrophy, and allergic-type skin problems.