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Engseter.jpg (9069 bytes) The English Setter is a very gentle, placid, friendly dog. Excellent with children.  Mild mannered and sensitive. He loves affection.   Enthusiastic and lively outdoors, but relatively inactive indoors.
Breed: English Settler
Country of Origin: France and Great Britain
AKC Group: Sporting
Function: Hunting
Life Span: 10-12 years
Appearance: Slim
Color: white with blue, lemon, orange, or brown speckling. Some dogs are tri-color (blue, white & brown)
Coat Type: Soft-medium length
Grooming: Keep it in excellent condition. It is important to check for burrs and tangles, and to give extra care when the dog is shedding. Bathe or dry shampoo only when necessary. Trim the hair on the bottom of the feet and clip the nails.
Height: 23-27 inches
Weight: 45-80 pounds
Activity Level: High
Watch Dog: Yes
Protection: No
Intelligence: High
Trainability: Medium
Good With Children: Yes
Good With Pets: Ok
Good With Strangers: Ok
Character: Active
Home Environment: Fenced yard
Best Owner: Active
Potential Problems:  
Behavior: Barking
Physical: Tends to bloat, so it is a good idea to feed them two or three small meals a day. Be careful not to over feed them, for they tend to gain weight easily. Prone to hip dysplasia. English Setter females are prone to false pregnancies.