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English Setter



A dog can express more with his tail in minutes than his owner can express with his tongue in hours.
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English Setter puppies

"Anzil English Setter puppies"

English Setter adult

The English Setter has been "setting" game birds in Britain since the 14th century - making it one of the oldest breeds of gun dog. The English Setter is descended from Spanish land spaniels whose job it was to 'set' game birds for the hunters' nets. 

In addition to being treasured companions, English Setters today excel in field work, agility, and tracking. 

The adult 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.

Like 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.


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Photos displayed above courtesy of:
John Anzil, Anzil's English Setters

British Columbia


Carl Meadows
12638 Garibaldi St., RR#4
Maple Ridge, BC  V2W 1N3
(604) 462-8886

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John Anzil
1122 Radar Road
Hanmer, ON  P3P 0B4
(705) 969-2019

Anzil's English Setters



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Beth Denuino
(905) 465-0214



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