The English Setter is a gentle pet. Here is your informative A-list of English Setter. The English Setter is also known as Lawerack, Laverack or Llewellin Setter. In 1500, first setter was found in France, this breed was crossing between the French pointer and the Spanish pointer. They were called Setting Spaniels. In early 1800s, this dog breed was imported to Great Britain. A dog breeder who named Sir Edward Laverack developed this dog breed by mixed with a variety of early French hunting dogs. Another dog breeder who named Llewellin developed a different type of English Setter. Her English Setter possesses great hunting capabilities. The English Setters were bred for agility, hunting, pointing, tracking, retrieving and watching. The English Setter was recognized by American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1884. Today, English Setter is an excellent watchdog for family.

Facts about English Setter

  • Temperament – The English Setter is calm, easy going, energetic, friendly, mild-mannered, mellow, placid, playful and sweet. They are people oriented dog and they thrive on human companionship. They can get along well with children and other pets. There are two type of English Setter which are field lines and show lines. English Setters are also one of the popular show dog breed. It is recommended to provide early socialization and training for English Setter puppies. They are easy to train. English Setters have strong pointing instincts and they are sensitive to the tone of one’s voice. They love outdoor activities. They are a good watchdog and hunting companion. Do not overfeed this dog breed as they gain weight easily.
  • Appearance – The English Setter has a slim long and slim body. They have a long head with a pronounced frontal stop. They come with a pair of large dark brown eyes. The long ears are pendant-shaped and covered with silky hair. English Setters have a square muzzle and nose is in black or dark brown color. They have a long and muscular neck. The chest is deep and the ribs are long. The English Setter has muscular legs and the feet are strong with well arched toes. The front legs are parallel and straight. They have long tail which tapering to a small point. The coat is flat and silky. The hair on the abdomen, chest, ears, underbelly and tail should be feathered.

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English Setter Breed Information

Size Medium
Height 61-69 cm (male) and 58-66cm (female)
Weight 25-36 kg (male) and 20-32kg (female)
Colour Blue and white, lemon and white, orange and white, tricolor or brown speckling
Group Gun Breed Dog
Life Span 10 – 12 years
Litter Size Average 6 – 8 puppies
Exercise Ability Daily and long walks is needed. Let them dig, jump and roam around at fenced yard
Grooming Requirements Brush regularly with bristle brush. Hair Trimming and nail clipping is required regularly. This breed is an average shedder
Environment Medium or large fenced yard
Barking Average
Recognition CKC, APRI, DRA, UKC, NKC, AKC, ACR, FCI, KCGB, ANKC, NZKC


The common health issue for English Setter is prone to hip dysplasia and female English setter is prone to false pregnancy.

If you are interested in this dog breed, you may adopt English Setter from English Setter rescue or look for English Setter Puppies for sale from English Setter breeders.

English Setter