The Gordon Setter is a regal looking pup, but is as athletic as they come. They were bred in 17th century Scotland for hunting, but now primarily serve as companion dogs. These guys are fiercely loyal and bright.
Illustration courtesy of the Swedish Kennel Club
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Gordon Setters can recall where they found birds in a field for over a year.
About this Breed
The Gordon Setter is a striking dog that originated in 17th century Scotland. They were bred for their intelligence that allowed them to excel in bird hunting. The breed then became a sign of status for England’s wealthy. These dogs are eager to learn and have great memories. Gordon Setters can be a tad stubborn, so patient and persistent training is a must. Make sure these guys are exercised daily to prevent boredom/mischief. Gordon Setters must be brushed multiple times a week to prevent matting in their beautiful coat. These dogs make wonderful family pets as well as great guard dogs.
Gordon Setters on Embark
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