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Llewellin Setter

Llewellin Setter

The Llewellin Setter is widely cherished as one of the best field hunting dogs around. These dogs are well-loved for their hunting prowess, spirit, and sweet dispositions.

Illustration courtesy of the Swedish Kennel Club

Quick Facts


Male: 25-27in

Female: 23-25in


Male: 65-80lb

Female: 45-55lb

Fun Fact

When a Llewellin Setter smells a bird nearby, rather than barking, they’ll start wagging their tail to alert their owner.

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About this Breed

The Llewellin Setter is widely cherished as one of the best upland bird hunting dogs. A strain of the English Setter, the Llewellin has a great many devotees and is recognized as its own breed by The American Field Dog Stud Book, the oldest dog registry in the USA. These dogs are well-loved for their hunting prowess in intelligence, stamina, nose, biddability, in addition to its gentle nature.

While the history of the English Setter goes back to the 1500s, the Llewellin Setter was developed in a breeding program by R. L. Purcell Llewellin in the 1860s, using dogs from Laverack. These dogs were intended to excel in field work, and Llewellin succeeded in that task. Today, a great number of field-type English Setters have Llewellin blood from the historical crossing of the lines.

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Favorite Names

For Male

  1. Finn
  2. Riley
  3. Charlie
  4. Toby
  5. Bandit
  6. Buster
  7. Dexter
  8. Beau
  9. Cody
  10. Cooper

For Female

  1. Sadie
  2. Maggie
  3. Penny
  4. Luna
  5. Bailey
  6. Gracie
  7. Ruby
  8. Maddie
  9. Lilly
  10. Lily

Common Locations

  1. Virginia, United States
  2. North Carolina, United States
  3. Kentucky, United States
  4. Ohio, United States
  5. Texas, United States
  6. Pennsylvania, United States
  7. New York, United States
  8. Georgia, United States
  9. Illinois, United States
  10. Florida, United States

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