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English Setter

February 25, 2011

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The English Setter breed belongs to the Gun Dog family and is very stylish and elegant.  They love running free and really need a lot of exercise.  They are an excellent family dog and would really suit a family that can let it exercise off the lead.


The breed’s main role as a gun dog was to locate game such as partridges and quail, and they really enjoy working in this capacity.  They also enjoy playing with other dogs or their owners whilst running around in the park.  They make a great companion, and as long as you are able to walk this breed every day, they will be very happy indeed in a family home.  Like other sporting breeds such as <a href=””&gt; the Pointer,</a>  <a href=””&gt; the English Springer Spaniel,</a>  <a href=””&gt; the Hungarian Vizsla,</a>  <a href=””&gt; the German Shorthaired Pointer, </a>  <a href=””&gt; the Irish Setter,</a> and <a href=””&gt; the Gordon Setter,</a> these dogs enjoy frequent company with their master.  They are not breeds for people who are going to be at work all day and want a dog that will be happy alone in the back yard.



The average lifespan is around 11 years, but they can live for up to 13 years with the right diet, genetics and lifestyle.


They usually grow to about 60-68 cm in height and weigh between 28 and 35 kgs in peak condition.


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