Breed: English Setter
Country of Origin: England
Color: Orange Belton, Lemon Belton, Liver Belton, Tri-color, Blue Belton, Chestnut Belton
Life Expectancy: 10-12 years
Height: Male: 69 cm, Female: 61 cm
Weight: Males 55 - 80 pounds (25 - 36 kg) Females 45-70 pounds (20-32 kg)
Litter Size: 3-7 puppies
The English Setter is a beautiful, long and lean, working gundog. The skull is oval in shape when viewed from above. The muzzle is long and square with a defined stop.
The nose has wide nostrils and is either brown or black in color. The teeth meet in a level or scissors bite. The large, round eyes are dark brown. The ears are set back and low, hanging down even with eye level, covered with silky hair.
The large eyes are hazel in color. The chest is deep, but not too wide or round. The tail starts at the topline, thicker at the base tapering to a point with straight, silky feathering. Dewclaws are sometimes removed.
The coat is flat, silky and wavy, with feathering on the tail, back of the legs, underside, abdomen, chest and the ears. Coat colors include white with blue, lemon, orange, or brown of various markings. The speckling on the unique coat can be light to heavy and of any size. Some dogs are tricolor (blue, white and brown).
Temperament: Playful, Strong Willed, Gentle, Energetic
Health Problems: Prone to hip dysplasia. Be careful not to overfeed this breed, for they tend to gain weight easily. English Setter females are prone to false pregnancies. Prone to mast cell tumors.
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