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Gordon Setter

Gordon Setters are intelligent, able, and dignified dogs that are bold, sociable, gentle-natured, and calm.

About the Gordon Setter

This breed is a real field hunter. Handsome, calm, and intelligent dogs with a thoughtful expression and even temper, Gordon Setters are extremely loyal to their families.

Given the breed's hunting background, the Gordon requires a lot of exercise and is never happier than when playing fetch or learning new tricks.

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
Large
Avg life expectancy
10–12 years

Intelligent / Confident / Loving / Even-tempered

Key facts

  • Requires a lot of grooming
  • Needs little training
  • Needs a lot of physical and mental exercise

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