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Gordon Setter Dog Breed

The Gordon Setter is a sporting and hunting dog developed in Scotland in the 17th century. It belongs to the setter family where the Irish Setter and the English Setter is also classified under. This large breed of dog has a standard height of 23 to 26 inches for females and 24 to 27 inches for males. The Field lines are typically smaller and lighter than the show lines. Weight ranges from 45 to 80 pounds. Although robust in structure, the Gordon Setter is slender. Its head is deep and long as well as the muzzle. The stop is pronounced and the nose is broad and black. Its eyes are dark brown and oval shaped. It has long ears that are set low and hang close to the head. It has a short tail that is not docked. The coat is shiny and soft and has feathering on the underside of the tail. The black coat colour with tan markings make the Gordon Setter distinct from the other setters. The tan markings appear over the eyes, on the throat, sides of the muzzle, on the legs and on the vent.

The Gordon Setter is an intelligent, brave, determined and skilled hunting dog. At home it is very loyal to the family and displays a lovable and cheerful character. It is devoted to its owner and the family and makes for an enjoyable companion. It is excellent with children but may be reserved and aloof with strangers around the house. The Gordon Setter is prone to bloat so its diet should be watched carefully.

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