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English Setter Info

English Setter Breed Information

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Lifespan: 10-12 years Height: 23-27" Shedding: Moderate Litter Size: 5-7 pups
Group: Sporting Weight: 40-80 lbs Hair Length: Medium Size: Large

Breed Overview

The English Setter is a Large dog breed, with a starting weight of 40 lbs that can reach 80 lbs. It is officially part of the Sporting group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The English Setter breed has a typical lifespan of 10 to 12 years, Medium hair, and have Moderate shedding. Breeders interested in the English Setter should know that the average litter size is between 5 to 7 puppies.

English Setter Breed Characteristics

Group Sporting Drooler yes
Size Large Guard Dog no
Origin England Easy to Train
Kid Friendly yes Hypoallergenic no
Stranger Friendly yes Active Indoors no
Apartment Friendly no Exercise Demands yes
Pet Friendly yes Yard Needs medium
Intelligent Grooming Requirements weekly
Barks minimal Dangerous no

English Setter Temperament

extremely devoted and love nothing more than to be part of their families. They are sweet, gentle and placid and love to play, jump, run and dig. English Setters get along with children and love to play with other dogs. This breed can be a barker, a habit which should be discouraged at an early age.

Health Problems

false pregnancies. This breed is prone to hip dysplasia and should also not be overfed because they gain weight easily

English Setter Coat

English Setter Dog Colors

Solid white; black, orange, liver or lemon with white, and tricolor

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