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Gordon Setter

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Originally developed during the 1600's in Scotland, the Gordon Setter became popular for their excellent hunting abilities. They received their name from the 4th Duke of Gordon who officially established this breed. They are the only Scottish gundog bred specifically to hunt game birds. Their endurance and stamina makes them capable of hunting in adverse weather, in water, and on land.
Gordon Setters are more sturdy and robust than the other Setter breeds. They have an elegant and dignified appearance, yet possess the strength to hunt for long periods of time. Considered to be one of the most dependable, loyal and beautiful of the standing breeds, the Gordon Setter has found success not only as a hunter, but as a home companion and show dog as well.

Does your Gordon Setter bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
This breed is polite, affectionate, and cheerful. They are also sociable, friendly, and sensitive. An intensely devoted companion, the Gordon Setter is a wonderful family dog. Due to their size and tendency to be boisterous they are not recommended for homes with small children. They are reserved with strangers. The Gordon will get along well with other dogs, although may show slight aggression to those of the same sex. They must be introduced when young to cats. Gordon Setters love to be involved with their family, and may become jealous if they are not given enough attention. This bold and impressive breed is very protective of their family as well as extremely demonstrative. They will experience separation anxiety if left alone for extended periods of time and may become destructive and bark excessively.
The Gordon Setter requires daily combing and brushing to maintain the beauty of the coat and prevent tangles and mats. Professional grooming may be necessary. Bathing or dry shampooing should only be done when absolutely needed. It is important to regularly trim their nails as well as the hair on the bottom of the feet. Gordon Setters are prone to such health issues as bloating, juvenile renal disease, hip dysplasia, lameness, thyroid deficiency, cysts, and progressive retinal atrophy.

If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet.
The Gordon Setter has a beautiful coat that is of medium-length. It is silky, glossy, and soft. There is profuse feathering on the undercarriage, legs, tail, and ears. The coat color of the Gordon Setter is always black with clearly defined tan markings. They are average shedders.
With high intelligence and a willingness to please, the Gordon Setter is relatively easy to train. However, this breed tends to have a mind of their own, so early socialization and obedience is crucial. They occasionally display stubbornness, and may be difficult in housebreaking. The crate method is recommended. They will not respond to harshness, but do best with firmness, fairness, love, and consistency. They excel in tracking, pointing, and hunting. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Gordon Setter puppy. Consider crate training if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
The Gordon Setter thrives on outdoor exercise. They are not recommended for apartment dwelling, as they love to roam and run free. A large securely fenced yard or country setting is preferred. Gordon Setters enjoy a wide variety of activities such as swimming, hunting, family play sessions, walking with their master, and playing ball. Socialization is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
Male: 55-80; Female: 45-70 lbs
Male: 24-27; Female: 23-26 inches
black and tan
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Anonymous asked:
How would one create a new dog breed?

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Dog breeds are created when a niche is needing a new breed that no other breed can do. At this moment in time, there are no new dog breeds actually needed. Which is why any new dog 'breed' nowadays is called a designer breed, not a true breed of dog.

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What are good bloodlines for Gordon Setters? We are looking for good hunting bloodlines.

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If you want a Gordon Setter as a hunting dog, then find a breeder whom uses their dogs as hunting dogs. Good hunting stock is the number one way to find a good hunting pup.

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I have an 8-month-old male, Gordon Setter whose coat is very fuzzy and brown on sides and legs, how long will this last for and is it normal?

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The leg coloration of your dog is correct. It is supposed to be like that. However, he seems to have a lot of puppy fur still on him. By a year's time, it should all be gone.

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What happened to the Gordon Setter breed? When you look at the original picture of the first two Gordon setters brought to the U.S. Dash and Dare they look nothing like Gordon setters of today. I want a Gordon setter like Dash and Dare. Where can I find one?

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Dash and Dare were bred in the USA by Gwynn McDivett of Pennslyvania. I'm sure you have seen the print of Dash and Dare which is why you refer to these dogs. Rake and Racheal were the first two Gordons in the US brought here by Daniel Webster. Gwynn of Double Dee Kennels still breeds Gordon Setters. There are many breeders in the US breeding these types of dogs.

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Updated: 7/4/2015