English Setter


Country of registration: England
Height: male 65-68 cm, female 61-68 cm
Weight: male 27 to 30 kg, female 25 – 30 kg
Hair color: white pigmented with yellow, orange, brown, red-brown, black spots; one-color: white, black, red, brown, yellow; bi-color: black-yellowish yellowish-brown, reddish-brown.

By appearance, the English Setter is a pointing dog that forms endless bounds by combining strength with elegance by adding style to the value; characterized by its galloping and grazing, he makes working with him to be nice and spectacular experience. It is elegant, strong but not heavy. The head is moderately long and elegant, the skull is slightly flat and oval; he has a moderately long muzzle, straight and slightly beveled at the top his nose has wide nostrils. The eyes are relatively large, expressive, bright, gentle, intelligent, dark yellow or brown. The ears have medium length and sit down hanging in folds besides regular jaws; they have smooth, rounded edges, on top are covered with fine silky hair. The body is strong, of medium length, the back is straight, strong; the chest is deep, short and wide. The legs are straight, strong, muscular and elastic. Tail caught in line with back, medium length, slightly curved or sword-shaped, is covered with long, soft, slightly wavy and shiny hair forming fringes starting from the tail but not just below, is also carried horizontally moving down to rest obliquely upward from strong emotions. The hair, the whole body except the head is long, often rough, unwrinkled or slightly wavy, forming long and rich fringes on the back of limbs on the underside of the tail and ears.

Very old breed. There is accurate data on the origin of the white English Setter. It is said that he is the successor of the Perdigueros Pointers a Spaniel dog with long hair. It is known for a long time in England. In 1570 he was reminded by Dr. Cajus in his writings. He was introduced in many English engravings of the 16th century. The name setter probably comes from the role attributed to hunting in ancient times: when they felt the presence of small prey had to sit and to lie down next to the prey and be covered with the same netting that hunters used in that time to hunt. The famous English breeder and coach, Sir Edward Lawerack using directed crossing and a severe selection, managed within several decades, to create from a very valuable item, a variety of useful characters, the variety Lavra White English Setter.

Intelligent, calm, cheerful, loyal, adaptable, obedient. It has lively temperament, greater mobility, speed and resistance to fatigue and heat.

The very fine nose makes the English Setter an excellent tracing dog. Hunt in any ground, especially in open field makes it a gorgeous dog.

English Setter specific diseases:
Congenital dysplasia of the hip
False pregnancy (nervous lactation)

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