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The breed is named after a Scottish nobleman, Alexander Gordon, who went in search of a better hunting dog created by crossing the black and reddish brown Setters.
History says that the Gordon Setter was born in the 16th century in Scotland and England. Gordon Duke is most credited with the creation of the breed with these characteristics in the year 1820. Gordon Setters were originally bred as pointers for hunting birds like quail.
Although they have still got a lot of hunting instinct left in them, Gordon Setters make wonderful companion dogs, exhibition dogs and competitors in obedience and agility.
The Gordon Setter is unusual as it's the only hunting dog of Scotland.
This dog breed is very similar to the English Setter dog breed, even if they are stronger. Their height and weight don't differ much. They are about 65 cm (25,59 inches) tall and weigh about 30 kg (66,24 pounds). Of the remaining Setters, the Gordon Setter is easily distinguished by its appearance. This black dog with brown markings is different from the Irish Setter, which is red, and from the English Setter, which is white with dots. Gordon Setters have brown on their feet and lower parts of the legs, at the dog's muzzle and anus, two dots above the eyes and two dots on the chest. Some white is allowed on the chest, but it is better if it is as little as possible. Red Gordon Setters are very rare, but can appear in the litters of the red gene expression.
They have got silky, long hair which can be a little curly or smooth. Once these dogs were not just black and brown but also black and white and black, brown and white.
The Gordon Setter is a very loving, obedient and friendly dog. As a hound dog, they are very diligent and like fetching prey. They are patient and very good with children. This dog breed is very committed to its family members, but not overly friendly to strangers. They are generally very protective of younger children.
The Gordon Setter thrives in a house with a garden as they need a lot of space to move around in.
These dogs were built for stamina rather than speed. This is not a breed that would respond well to training with a strong hand. Gordon Setters are very intelligent dogs, who will quickly seize any opportunity to play. Basic obedience training is important to turn them into good companions.
The Gordon Setter needs daily movement and work, both mentally and physically. They need a safe, fenced place where they can play and run. They must also be taken on walks often.This text was written by RoxyWolf