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Gordon Setter Info

Gordon Setter Breed Information

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Lifespan: 10-12 years Height: 23-27" Shedding: Moderate Litter Size: 7-9 pups
Group: Sporting Weight: 45-80 lbs Hair Length: Long Size: Large

Breed Overview

The Gordon Setter is a Large dog breed, with a starting weight of 45 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 Gordon Setter breed has a typical lifespan of 10 to 12 years, Long hair, and have Moderate shedding. Breeders interested in the Gordon Setter should know that the average litter size is between 7 to 9 puppies.

Gordon Setter Breed Characteristics

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

Gordon Setter Temperament

distinguished for its loyalty and obedience, devoted, polite, gentle, excellent with children, cheerful and affectionate, gets along well with other dogs and with children

Health Problems

hip dysplasia, progressive retinal atrophy, cataracts, prone to bloat

Gordon Setter Coat

Gordon Setter Dog Colors

Black with tan markings

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