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English Setter

English Setters are peak performance dogs.

About the English Setter

English Setters are medium-sized, elegant dogs, which has helped the breed win over admirers across the world. These family dogs are mild-mannered, loving and sociable.

Active and highly skilled hunters, they are exceptionally friendly dogs with a very gentle character. They will be happy to take part in almost any physical activity, from long walks to endurance and agility.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

Country
United Kingdom
Group
FCI Group 7, AKC Sporting Group
Size category
Medium
Avg life expectancy
10–12 years

Lively / Friendly / Loving

Key facts

  • Needs a lot of training
  • Requires outdoor space
  • Requires a lot of grooming

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