Setters are well-known as a type of hunting dog from England, originated from over 400 years ago. The modern English Setter was bred for the first time in the 19th century. This is a kind, affectionate, and gentle breed. They are sport dogs, but they are not so active to exhaust you. They only bark if strangers come to your door, but if you introduce your guests, they will welcome your acquaintances. English Setters are very playful, curious, and love to be held by people during their puppyhood. Proper training and socialization with other animals and people are very important for them at their young ages. English Setters usually get along well with people, but because of their hunting instinct, they tend to be independent-minded. Kind and persistent training is very important to them. You need to keep the training time interesting to avoid their stubbornness. English Setters love children and tend to protect them, that’s why adult supervision is important when kids are playing around. English Setters’ size is about 1 foot 11 inches to 2 feet 3 inches, and their weight varies between 45 and 80 pounds.
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The Irish Setter is beautiful, intelligent, and sweet-natured. Bred as a hunting dog, the Irish Setter has an impressive sense of smell and great sporting ability. Irish Setters thrive on human interaction and physical activity, and are extremely eager to please. One of this breed’s most distinct and popular features is the flashy red coat, which is long and feathered. Irish Setters have an athletic, slender build and a wonderful attitude. Happy, playful and outgoing, Irish Setters are sure to charm those around them!
The Brittany breed is named after the area of France where they were originally bred. This breed is probably a descendant of the Welsh Springer Spaniel and the English Setter and also some other French spaniel breeds. Brittany is very intelligent; it easily can be trained. They are very active and also require a really active home because they are not couch-potato dogs. This breed is very friendly, affectionate, and playful. They behave very well with young children and love to protect them; besides, they make excellent watchdogs. Brittanys have very strong hunting instincts; they also do fine with small animals and even cats if they have been raised together. Training and socialization should start from day one when you bring him home; otherwise, you will have a headstrong dog that is harder to be trained. Brittanie’s size is about 17.5 to 20.5 inches, and it weighs 35 to 40 pounds.
English Cocker was originally bred to find, flush, and retrieve game birds during hunting time. The English Cocker Spaniel is slightly taller than long. This breed has still kept his hunting instinct, so they require lots of daily exercise. Cocker Spaniel is loyal, cheerful, devoted, and sensitive. They like to stay close to their human family. They are perfect for young children and adventurous for adults. English Cocker is very friendly with other pets and even with strangers. They make very good watchdogs, but they are not a good choice for protection dogs. Their coat needs to be brushed two-three times a week. The English Cocker’s size is 14 to 17 inches, and their weight is 26 to 32 pounds.
Sometimes referred to as the “Cadillac of bird dogs,” the Pointer is a very old, English breed. These handsome, loyal and intelligent dogs make excellent companions and working dogs for active families. Pointers are eager to please and are distinguishable by their unique “stop,” which is an indentation between their muzzle and forehead. Pointers are friendly, strong, and would do well in Large Living Spaces with room to run.
Gordon Setter exists since the late 17th century and originates from Scottland. This breed originally was named Black and Tan Setters, but in 1924 the name was changed to Gordon Setter. This breed makes an excellent companion dog; it is gentle, protective, and a great choice for families with small children. Gordon Setter has a high energy level, requires long daily walks, and enjoys dog sports. This is a very smart breed and very easy to train for different techniques. Gordon Setter is reserved with strangers and sometimes aggressive toward strange dogs, but it gets along well with other family pets. The breed’s size is 23 to 27 inches and weighs 45 to 80 pounds.