English Setter

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Breed Group: Sporting
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mle: 60-65; Female: 50-55 lbs
Male: 25; Female: 24 inches
black & white, white & orange, white & lemon, white & chestnut or tricolor. Speckling may be present.
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2022

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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 $1,000.00. 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 $1,500 upwards to $6,000 or even more for an English Setter with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all English Setters sold is $700.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $1,000.00
Average Price: $700.00
Top Quality: $1,500.00 to $6,000.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 600 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.

Most Popular English Setter Names for 2022

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 600 English Setter dogs.
  • 1. Toby
  • 2. Quick Silver
  • 3. Tucker
  • 4. Tish
  • 5. Abby
  • 6. Bella
  • 7. Chase
  • 8. Max
  • 9. Charlie
  • 10. Colt
  • 11. English Pups
  • 12. Eva's Pups
  • 13. Green
  • 14. Nutmeg
  • 15. Patches
  • 16. Setterdoodle
  • 17. Setters
  • 18. Willow
  • 19. Bandit
  • 20. Apollo

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Anonymous asked:
How many puppies on average will an English Setter have in a litter?

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The average litter size for an English Setter is 5 puppies. However, they can have anywhere from 1 - 8 puppies in a litter. Some have even been known to have an upwards of 10 puppies; but the average is still 5 puppies.

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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.


Genetic diversity is most important. Use a different bloodline for the best health problem free pups. That's what we all want. Right?šŸ˜Š

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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.

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Updated: 5/25/2022