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English Setter

Lawerack, Laverack, Llewellin (or Llewellyn) Setter


The English setter is an elegant and athletic hunting dog with the ability to run tirelessly at a good pace. Its trot is ground-covering and effortless, with the head held proudly and a lively tail. The coat is flat, with feathering on the ears, underside, backs of legs, underside of thighs, and tail. Its markings are distinctive, consisting of flecks of color, sometimes with patches, on a white background. The combination of good looks and hunting ability make the English setter a perfect gentleman's hunting companion. The Laveracks tend to be larger, carry more feathering, often have deeper muzzles and usually hold their tails nearly level when on point. The Llewellins tend to be smaller and faster, with less coat and often larger patches of color. They tend to hold their tails straight up when on point.

Bred to cover a lot of area when hunting, the English setter is a lively dog that loves to hunt and run. This is especially true of dogs from field lines. If not given sufficient exercise, they can be overly lively inside. With daily exertion, however, they are calm and tractable house dogs. Those from conformation lines are particularly laid-back and gentle and excel with children and less active adults. This is an amiable, easygoing breed that gets along well with children, strangers and other dogs.

Size Large
Height Male: 24-27 inches (61-69 cm)Female: 23-26 inches (58-66 cm)
Weight Male: 55-80 pounds (25-36 kg)Female: 45-70 pounds (20-32 kg)
Lifespan 10-12 years
Colors Blue Belton Blue Belton & Tan ( Tri- Color) Lemon Belton Liver Belton Orange Belton
Origin United Kingdom
Classification Purebred
Good Lapcat
Good In Apartments

Not recommended for apartment living and does best with at least an average-sized yard.

Good With Children

Good with Kids: This is a suitable breed for kids and is known to be playful, energetic, and affectionate around them.

Good With Dogs

Good With Cats

Exercise Needs

The English Setter requires at least an hour a day of strenuous exercise, including long walks, hunting, or fetch. The English Setter has a tendency to wander so a good fence is necessary.


Moderately Easy Training: The English Setter must be trained with a consistent and loving approach. English Setters are intelligent and capable of learning a wide variety of tricks, games, and duties, but they have a high prey instinct for birds which makes them easily distracted. English Setters are quite sensitive; positive reinforcement is the recommended training approach.



Grooming Requirements

Moderate Maintenance: A bath every two to three weeks will keep him clean. Unless you show your dog, you can always trim his coat for easier upkeep. The rest is basic care. Trim the nails as needed, usually every few weeks. Brush the teeth frequently for good overall health and fresh breath.


Moderate Shedding: English Setters shed moderately, but regular brushing will help keep loose hair from floating onto your floor, furniture, and clothing.



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