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.