The Gordon Setter is a loyal and affectionate dog making it appropriate for a family. They are hard to train because they are strong minded. It is a confident breed which means that it will never show signs of shyness towards anyone. The setter is very noble but at the same time alert and interested in what goes on around it. You can identify this dog simply by its appearance, if you see a head held height and a tail constantly up then it means that you are looking at a setter.
Weight and size
The Gordon setter is a proportionate dog, muscled, with a short back and tail. It has a chiseled head which gives this dog its noble appearance. When it comes to size and weight the males are bigger than the females. The males can reach between 24 to 27 inches in height and weigh on average between 55 to 80 pounds. Females however weight between 45 to 70 pounds and can reach 23 to 26 inches in height.
As far as the head is concerned it has fair sized eyes, long muzzle and big ears. The eyes of the setter are brown and are not too deep positioned into the skull. The ears are thin and large and lay low on the head when the dog is not alert. The muzzle is quite long and lead to the black nose which has wide nostrils.
The fur of the Gordon Setter is not curly but not straight, it is a bit wavy. The length of the fur is medium in general, it is long on the chest and stomach, on the tail and legs. The color of the coat is black with tan margins which can be in a chestnut of mahogany color. The tail has a triangle shape. The colored margins should be no more than 3/4 of an inch in diameter.
The Gordon setter has a strong and arched neck. The chest is deep and reaches the shoulders and the feet resemble those of a cat. The legs from the back are strong, muscular and flat.
This breed is prefect as a house pet just make sure that you feed it right, you groom it when needed, you provide it with the exercises it needs and you will have a happy and healthy dog. It is perfect around children so you do not need to worry.
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