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Breed originated in Britain and world-renowned as an excellent hunter and a good companion, the English Setter is very challenged in relation to their origins, but it is thought that has been derived initially by crossing spaniels Spanish and French pointers. We know  that the breed is pure from the nineteenth century when the hunter Edward Laverack began the selection of a type very similar to what is created today around the world. But was the creator Purcell Llewely that developed the setter with features to hunt.

It is a medium sized dog that has different colors in their coats, in different shades. The bottom of his coat is always white with black or orange. There is also the tricolor, with black and white and orange spots. There are still more rare colors such as liver and white, lemon and white and tricolor liver.
The setter has a quiet temperament, steady and gentle, although very active and with a strong sense of hunter. It's a dog very close to his family and does not tolerate very long periods of solitude.
It is a rustic breed, very strong, reaching an average of 12 years of age.
For many lovers of hunting, the English Setter is considered the best dog to stop and there is no doubt that, watch this dog in action, is a real pleasure!
Choose an English Setter, rather than choosing a partner for leisure, is to choose a life partner!!!




Is wide, smooth, graceful, fast, neither nervous nor impetuous but fluid and flexible around the ground. The back remains horizontal seemingly motionless. The tail is positioned in the extension of the spine, without stirring, with a tendency to remain low, sickle-shaped. In turns, this can work as a pendulum. Can vary in altitude in slowdowns.


Is positioned in the extension of the upper line or slightly above this. In specimens that have a business head-shaped "hammer", this defect becomes unsightly, but can be offset by an excellent position of the neck. The head is mobile and always in search of emanation, this characteristic may cause changes in direction during the search.


Once the English Setter enters the field of an emanation, his whole body is low and is even closer to the ground. Only the head and nose remain high and above the vegetation.
Then takes up the cone of emanation, sometimes through a fast step and sudden, as directly as possible, slowing its speed, cautious and suspicious, but with the muscles contracted by an extreme tension like a cat, trying through this action creeping closer to the  hunting. If he notice the absence of hunting, he takes up his search and his usual gallop. If  however to verify the presence of hunting, slow growing and is petrified at the stop, with the expressive nose, eyes bright, her tail straight up following the line of the kidneys, but higher and a little more arched than in gallop.
If the increase in the emanation is delayed, the stop can be high since the emanation is far from the dog. The contrary, an emanation closer and lead to a sudden stop and very close to the ground. The action cat observed particularly in open terrain because the English Setter is afraid of being seen by hunting. On the contrary, with a favorable wind in vegetation sufficiently developed, the stop can be made up, with the joints slightly bent.


It is one of the breed features. When the bird tries to escape pedestrian (or after the stop order from the owner), the English Setter follow it (or close to that) outstanding concentrating all his will not to lose contact to the bird as a cat.


General Appearance
Of medium height, clean in outline, elegant in appearance and movement. The working English Setter may be proportionally lighter in build.

Very active with a keen game sense.

Intensely friendly and good natured.

Head and Skull
Head carried high, long and reasonably lean, with well defined stop. Skull oval from ear to ear, showing plenty of brain room, a well defined occipital protuberance. Muzzle moderately deep and fairly square, from stop to point of nose should equal length of skull from occiput to eyes, nostrils wide and jaws of nearly equal length, flews not too pendulous; colour of nose black or liver, according to colour of coat.

Bright, mild and expressive. Colour ranging between hazel and dark brown, the darker the better. In liver beltons only, a lighter eye acceptable. Eyes oval and not protruding.

Moderate length, set on low, and hanging in neat folds close to cheek, tip velvety, upper part clothed in fine silky hair.

Jaws strong, with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws. Full dentition desirable.

Rather long, muscular and lean, slightly arched at crest, and clean-cut where it joins head, towards shoulder larger and very muscular, never throaty nor pendulous below throat, but elegant in appearance.

Shoulders well set back or oblique, chest deep in brisket, very good depth and width between shoulder blades, forearms straight and very muscular with rounded bone, elbows well let down close to body, pasterns short, strong, round and straight.

Moderate length, back short and level with good round widely sprung ribs and deep in back ribs, i.e. well ribbed up.

Loins wide, slightly arched, strong and muscular, legs well muscled including second thigh, stifles well bent and thighs long from hip to hock, hock inclining neither in nor out and well let down.

Well padded, tight, with close well arched toes protected by hair between them.

Set almost in line with back, medium length, not reaching below hock, neither curly nor ropy, slightly curved or scimitar-shaped but with no tendency to turn upwards: flag or feathers hanging in long pendant flakes. Feather commencing slightly below the root, and increasing in length towards middle, then gradually tapering towards end, hair long, bright, soft and silky, wavy but not curly. Lively and slashing in movement and carried in a plane not higher than level of back.

Free and graceful action, suggesting speed and endurance. Free movement of the hock showing powerful drive from hindquarters. Viewed from rear, hip, stifle and hock joints in line. Head naturally high.

From back of head in line with ears slightly wavy, not curly, long and silky as is coat generally, breeches and forelegs nearly down to feet well feathered.

Black and white (blue belton), orange and white (orange belton), lemon and white (lemon belton), liver and white (liver belton) or tricolour, that is blue belton and tan or liver belton and tan, those without heavy patches of colour on body but flecked (belton) all over preferred.

Height: dogs: 65-69 cms (251/2-27 ins); bitches: 61-65 cms (24-251/2 ins).

Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog, and on the dog’s ability to perform its traditional work.

Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.