Gordon Setter

‹‹Gordon Setter

Register FREE

Get more, like the ability to view images without watermarks

     ...sorry, you don't get the cute kittens.

Our collection of Gordon 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 a Gordon Setter fan, we're confident we'll have the image you're looking for.

Our images are from top dog photographers from all over the world.

View all Gordon Setter images.

Gordon Setter overview

Scottish roots (Banffshire) dating back to the 1700s. Steady breed with kindly disposition. The Gordon Setter fits in well with family life; requires good exercise and regular grooming. 

Other known names for Gordon Setter

Gordon Castle Setter

Gordon Setter foreign names

Setter Escocés (Spanish)


United Kingdom (Scotland)

Breed Group

Gundog Group

Biological data

Male: 29.5 kg.
55-80 lbs.
Female: 25.5 kg.
45-70 lbs.
Male: 66 cm.
24-27 inches.
Female: 62 cm.
23-26 inches.
Colours, markings and patterns
Deep shining coal black, without rustiness, with markings of chestnut red, ie lustrous tan.
Black pencilling on toes and black streak under jaw is permissible.
Tan markings: 2 clear spots over eyes not over three-quarters of an inch in diameter. On sides of muzzle, tan not reaching above base of nose, resembling a stripe around clearly defined end of muzzle from one side to other. Also on throat; 2 large clear spots on chest. On inside hindlimbs and inside thighs, showing down front of stifle and broadening out to outside of hindlimbs from hock to toes. On forelimbs, up to elbows behind, and to knees or little above, in front. Around vent.
Very small white spot on chest is permissible.
No other colour is permissible.

Gordon Setter links we are happy to endorse

External links are selected and reviewed when the page is published. However, Animal Photography is not responsible for the content of external websites.

Gordon Setter – Breed standard

The below links are external

Gordon Setter references and further reading

Gordon Setter Club of America

The Gordon Setter Association  
The Gordon Setter Club Of Scotland
Working Gordon Setters

Please get in touch

If you are an animal photographer, an expert on Gordon 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 Gordon 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.

Gordon Setter picture ideas

Featured image

AP-0H6XX4 - Gordon Setter from Upperwood standing in strong wind
© Animal Photography, Sally Anne Thompson

Gordon Setters indoors

AP-07QW1X - Australian Champion Gordon Setter, resting on white background
© Animal Photography, Tetsu Yamazaki

Gordon Setters outdoors

AP-CQGFQB - Gordon Setter from Upperwood
© Animal Photography, Sally Anne Thompson