The English Setter At a Glance
Country of Origin
10 - 15 yrs
22 - 27 in
40 - 80 lbs
White base coat with even flecking all over preferred. Flecks may be blue, orange, lemon, or liver. Tri colors are blue beltons with tan points. Field variety is more prone to patching.
Very trainable as long as a soft hand is used. Perceived as stubborn by those using a heavy-handed training method.
Excellent. Very tolerant. Very high bite inhibition
Excellent with other animals except, of course, birds and rodents
Comparable to humans
Indoor as they bond very tightly to their family
Fenced yard. Active as puppies but bench variety is calm in the house as adults. Field bred variety much more active
Field bred dogs need minimal grooming. Bench variety need routine grooming appointments