English Setter

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Our collection of English Setter images features many champions and best of breed. Whether you are a specialist looking for stock images of breed examples, a designer looking for a striking picture, or you're simply an English Setter fan, we're confident we'll have the image you're looking for.

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English Setter overview

This classic English gundog breed dates back to the 1800s.
The Englisg Setter is a quiet, gentle breed, that is easily trained and good with families. They need a lot of exercise. 

Other known names for English Setter

Lawerack, Laverack, Llewellin, Llewellyn, Setter

English Setter foreign names

Engelse Setter (Dutch), Setter Anglais (French), Englische Setter (German), Setter Inglés (Spanish)


United Kingdom

Breed Group

Gundog Group

Biological data

Male: 55-80 lbs
25-36 kg
Female: 40-70 lbs
20-32 kg
Male: 65-68 cm.
25 inches.
Female: 61-65 cm.
24 inches.
Colours, markings and patterns
Black and white (blue belton)
Orange and white (orange belton)
Lemon and white (lemon belton)
Liver and white (liver belton)
Or tricolour, ie blue belton and tan or liver belton and tan.
Those without heavy patches on body but flecked (belton) all over are preferred.

English Setter links we are happy to endorse

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English Setter – Breed standard

The below links are external

English Setter references and further reading


The English Setter Association  
The English Setter Rescue Association

Please get in touch

If you are an animal photographer, an expert on English Setter dogs or a breeder, we would love to hear from you. We strive to have all the latest, most helpful and accurate information on our website, but nobody is perfect, so we do ask for your feedback if we can improve our website.

Please get in touch 
Associations and Specialists – We are happy to link to your English Setter association or specialist area, all we ask is for you to return the favour.
Photographers – Please visit our 'join us' page to learn about working with us.
Experts – Spotted some detail that isn't right? Please email us your thoughts.
Breeders – We work with many great dog photographers such as Sally Anne Thompson, Robin Burkett and Paul Walker and we'd love to build our contact list of leading breeders. Who knows when you might get a call. Please email us your details.

English Setter colours

Below are some examples of the various colours of English Setters, colour names sometimes differ from country to country, 
Colours can vary according to lighting, whether it was taken indoors or outdoors and even the quality of the dog. 
So sadly not an exact science.

Blue Belton

AP-PFIBW7 - English Setter (Blue Belton colour)
Photo © Animal Photography, Tetsu Yamazaki

Orange Belton

AP-Y43JBI - Orange Belton coloured Champion English Setter
Photo © Animal Photography, Tetsu Yamazaki

Tri colour

AP-OHIYXV - English Setter portrait
Photo © Animal Photography, Alice van Kempen


English Setter picture ideas

Featured image

AP-DJSVLZ - English Setter with puppy
© Animal Photography, Alice van Kempen

English Setters outdoors

AP-1ME8X9 - English Setter in woods
© Animal Photography, Sally Anne Thompson