English Setter stands up to 25 inches tall.
His coat can be black, liver, lemon, orange with white, or it can be solid
white or tri-coloured. He has long hair or feathers on
his chest, body, legs, and tail, and requires regular brushing. Puppies
are born white and begin to change colour after the first week.
the other setters, the English Setter is known for his expressive face,
graceful gait, and boisterous personality. And like the other setters, the
English Setter takes two to three years to mature and is a fun-loving and
playful pet. He is an affectionate animal with boundless energy
who thrives on human companionship and attention. This is not a dog to be
left alone for long periods. He may be a good watch dog but with his love
of people, he is not an effective guard dog.
The English Setter is intelligent, but
he also has a mind of his own. Blind obedience has never been the setter
style. He does best with a consistent and loving approach to
training which should begin early. This is a sporting dog who requires an outlet for
all that energy! Plenty of good romping room and long runs will ensure
that he remains healthy and happy.