DOGS – Gordon Setter
The Gordon Setter was developed in Scotland in the early 17th century. The noble-looking Gordon Setter is an energetic, smart, brave and unconditionally loyal dog, bred to be an excellent hunting companion. The Gordon setter is the largest of the three Setter breeds. The Gordon Setter male stands 24 to 27 inches and weighs 55 to 80 pounds; females are 23 to 26 inches and 45 to 70 pounds. The Gordon Setter’s attractive coat is soft and shiny, ranging from straight to slightly wavy. He has long hair on the ears, chest, belly, the back of the legs, and the tail. The tail is short, with feathering that grows in a triangular shape. The Gordon Setter has a classic black and tan coat, with the tan markings being a rich chestnut or mahogany. The black and tan colors are clearly defined, never mixed together. Gordons make lively, enthusiastic companions, and need the company of lively people. Somewhat more protective than the other setters, he is reserved toward strangers and sometimes aggressive toward strange dogs. The Gordon Setter is a polite, sweet-tempered, devoted dog, making an enjoyable companion that is excellent with children.