English Setter

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Breed Group: Sporting
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Overview
The English Setter originated in France in 1500 by crossing the Spanish Pointer and the French Pointer. The breed was then brought to Great Britain where it was perfected by a breed named Sir Edward Laverack. He developed the English Setter from early French hunting dogs in the early 1800's. They were not used for hunting purposes until another English breeder, Llewellin, created a hunting strain of the English Setters. Today, they are still used as gundogs, but they are also one of the more popular show breeds.
Character
The English Setter is very gentle and has a very endearing personality. This breed can also be willful and experienced handling is a must as this breed can be sensitive to the sound of ones voice. Given the right environment, training, and socialization, this breed will make a wonderful companion. This breed has very strong pointing instincts and does best in a home where he can have a job to do on a regular basis. The English Setter makes an excellent hunting and/or pointing companion.
Temperament
Enthusiastic and mild mannered, English Setters do well in a family environment making a great child's companion. This breed loves to bark and makes a great watch or alert dog. They should not be trusted around smaller and more passive animals, however can do well with other more common animals such as the cat and the dog, given they have had the proper socialization. The English Setter is a very quick learner, however vies for human attention and requires much of it or they can become destructive and somewhat of a tyrant.
Care
The English Setter requires regular brushing if the coat is to stay in good shape. The feathering of the coat should be checked for burrs as they have the tendency to get stuck in the coat. The English Setter that is used for show should be groomed two three times a week with long brushing sessions and regular cleaning of the coat. Dry shampooing is often used so the natural oils are not removed from the beautiful and long coat. The coat of the show English Setter is commonly heavier and longer than that of the field Setter.
Coat
The English Setter has a flat coat of medium length that should never be curly. The hair on the ears, chest, underbelly, and tail should be feathered and soft, while the remaining hair should be close lying and short. The show English Setters usually have a much longer and heavier coat than the field bred type, and they require much more grooming.
Training
The English Setter can be difficult to housebreak, but wants to please their owner. Given the proper handling and techniques, English Setters can learn very quickly. Obedience classes at an early age are recommended. The English Setter does best with positive reinforcement, yet should be corrected in a gentle and soft way as this breed is very sensitive and harsh punishment may destroy their lovely temperament.
Activity
The English Setter is fairly quiet indoors, however is very lively and energetic when allowed to roam off lead. Being that this breed was bred for running all day long, they have infinite energy and love to run which requires at least two hours of exercise daily. The English Setter should have at least a large fenced yard to have free roam and run. Burrs and/or sticks should be removed from the coat if any are present after such a session.
Weight
Mle: 60-65; Female: 50-55 lbs
Height
Male: 25; Female: 24 inches
Color(s)
black & white, white & orange, white & lemon, white & chestnut or tricolor. Speckling may be present.
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2017

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How much do English Setter puppies cost?

The cost to buy an English Setter varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much English Setter puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all English Setters sold is $600.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for an English Setter with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $1,100 upwards to $4,400 or even more for an English Setter with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all English Setters sold is $600.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $600.00
Average Price: $600.00
Top Quality: $1,100.00 to $4,400.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 465 English Setter puppies across the United States on NextDayPets.com.

Annual cost of owning an English Setter puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining an English Setters true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular English Setter Names for 2017

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 465 English Setter dogs.
  • 1. Toby
  • 2. Quick Silver
  • 3. Tucker
  • 4. Tish
  • 5. Abby
  • 6. Bella
  • 7. Max
  • 8. English Pups
  • 9. Green
  • 10. Nutmeg
  • 11. "Ben"Elli
  • 12. Apollo
  • 13. Bandit
  • 14. Belton Brown
  • 15. Blue
  • 16. Buck
  • 17. Caleb
  • 18. Chase
  • 19. Charlie
  • 20. Captian

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Anonymous asked:
HOW FAR DOWN ON A FAMILY TREE OF AN ENGLISH SETTER IS IT SAFE TO BREED FAMILY MEMBERS?

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It is never truly 100% safe to breed family members. It goes by the same principal as with humans. Though it is widely know that many breeds started out by having to breed family members, it is not a good idea. A responsible, reputable and knowledgeable breeder will never breed family members together.

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When does the longer hair on an English Setter start to come in?

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The long, feathering hair on the English Setter should come in by 6 months. It is best to contact your breeder and ask for previous puppy owner information so that you can contact them to ask when their pups long, feathering hair came in.

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Do English Setters develop more colored spots as they get older?

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Yes, puppies are born with their patches but develop more spots as they get older. By 6 - 8 months their spots are fully in.

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What is the life span for an English Setter?

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The average life-span of the English Setter is 10 - 12 years.

Anonymous asked:
We have gone to the vets looking for an answer to why my English Setter itches constantly all over her body. They have prescribed medicine, change in diet, shampoo nothing has helped. Do other Setters have this problem?

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Yes, we are having the same problem. A well trained starving English Setter showed up at our house. He has been fully vetted with steroid injections, liquid vitamins for several weeks, and 3-4 meals a day to get healthy. It has been two months now and he itches and bites at himself all the time. We have 3 other dogs that have been with us (youngest is 7) and none of them had this issue, we do not have fleas or ticks, etc. We have tried different shampoos also. Nothing is working yet.

Anonymous

We had the same problem with one of our dogs. He was an older dog that had been inside his entire life. He was having the problem because of dry skin that was brought on by something in the house. He was allergic to something we cleaned with. When we decided to put him out more often, the problem stopped.

Anonymous

English Setters often have sensitive skin. Diet is extremely important to avoid allergic and other dermatological problems. Your vet will know what food to recommend.

Anonymous

In case anyone else has this issue of constantly itching skin, I have seen it progress to patches of warped skin, a greasy coat even within days of a bath, it can be nasty, and often vets take the wrong approach. Had this happen to two of my dogs, and the one who had the worst issues was the one who had seen the vet the most often. Certainly not every solution will fit every case, but seriously a shot at fixing an issue causing major discomfort on an ongoing basis for my dogs for less than $200, "yes please"!!

Anonymous

We have a four-year-old English (Lewellen Setter) setter female. Great companion and lovable and active when outside. Very alert and great watch dog and traveling companion in our motor home. She has some kind skin irritation that causes little-infected blisters to come up in patches, usually underarm and groin area. Less commonly these irritations spring up anywhere on her body. We have spent a great deal of money trying to get to the root of this, Allergy to foods has been ruled out and, by default, it is likely that she is allergic to dust mites. We bathe her twice weekly with an antibiotic shampoo and a moisturizing. Our vet suggested that this condition is the result of a limited breeding pool from the breeder. Other than that, she has been one of the best dogs I have had.

Anonymous

Try Dinovite. We bought it for our dogs (English Setters) and they have not one itching or any skin issues and they are healthy and happy.

Anonymous

I had an English years that had such bad skin problems I had him to many vets and tried so many treatments and nothing worked. His breeder moved to Pennsylvania and we decided to send him to the Vet School. They found that he was very hypothyrod. We started him on meds and it helped a lot. It didn't totally take care of the problem, but it helped a lot. Good luck,.I hope this will help.

Anonymous

Try Head and Shoulders shampoo to bathe your English Setter. We tried EVERYTHING including all the expensive salves and shampoos and shots our vet recommended. Someone suggested switching to Head and Shoulders and it cleared up the problem within a few weeks... Once resolved we used baby shampoo as it is the mildest shampoo for sensitive skin.

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Updated: 10/22/2017