Fun Facts: The English Setter

by Melissa R. on February 19, 2014

I have had some English Setters in the family and they were amazingly lovable dogs. They loved the water and going for long walks, as well as some good solid couch time. Dr. Marty Smith has also been a long time English Setter owner and his dogs have been featured in our catalogs many times over the years! Enjoy some fun facts about the English Setter breed below.

  1. English Setters originally come from England where they were called “Setting Spaniels.”

  2. English Setters also go by the names: Lawerack, Laverack, Llewellin Setters.
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  4. First recognized as an AKC breed in 1878; Sporting Group.

  5. Average height for females is 24″ and for males is 25″.
    Weight for females: between 45 and 55 lbs; males: between 65 and 80 lbs.

  6. The colored markings on an English Setter are in a flecking pattern named after a village in England, Belton.

  7. Personality: patient, affectionate personalities and love of hunting.

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  9. Needs: long walks and activity, as well as some grooming (and hair cleanup, they do shed).

Think an English Setter may be right for you? Be sure to check out the breed website where you can learn just about EVERYTHING you need to know, as well as finding people in your area with English Setters you could meet. Be sure to check out rescue possibilities as well – from young to old and everything in between! Maybe your new best friend is out there looking for a home right now.a_engsetter_6023

About the author: Melissa is a devoted pet owner with several cats: Kai, Cirrhi & Ritter; and the newest addition, Emme a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. Melissa is an avid dog agility enthusiast, and hopes her new pup will someday be an agility champion! She is a Graphic Designer and Project Coordinator for the and websites. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Michigan State University and is a lifelong pet lover and owner. See more articles by Melissa R.

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