Gordon Setter

Gordon Setter

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 American Kennel Club

Quick Facts


Height

Male: 24-27in

Female: 23-26in

Weight

Male: 55-80lb

Female: 45-70lb

Fun Fact

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

Explore some Embark dogs that share Gordon Setter ancestry.

  • Duchess

    Duchess

    Purebred

    Springset Wild Night

    Springset Wild Night

    Purebred

    Dash

    Dash

    Purebred

Favorite Names

For Males

  1. Bob
  2. Celtic Carbon Kochanej Emilki
  3. Cooper
  4. Dash
  5. Denver
  6. Django- Black
  7. Doc-Red
  8. Dreamcatcher's Thank God I'm A Country Boy
  9. Duffy
  10. Bentley

For Females

  1. Allie
  2. Bella
  3. Chantilly
  4. Duchess
  5. Ella
  6. Georgie
  7. Grace
  8. Josey
  9. Journey
  10. Libby

Common Locations

  1. United Kingdom
  2. Oregon, United States
  3. Texas, United States
  4. Missouri, United States
  5. Pennsylvania, United States
  6. New Brunswick, Canada
  7. Michigan, United States
  8. Pologne
  9. Indiana, United States
  10. Kentucky, United States

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