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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)
Male: 29.5 kg.
Female: 25.5 kg.
Male: 66 cm.
Female: 62 cm.
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.
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Gordon Setter – Breed standard
Gordon Setter references and further reading
Gordon Setter Club of America
The Gordon Setter Association
The Gordon Setter Club Of Scotland
Working Gordon Setters
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Gordon Setter picture ideas
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