Gordon Setter

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Breed Group: Sporting
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Male: 55-80; Female: 45-70 lbs
Male: 24-27; Female: 23-26 inches
black and tan
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How much do Gordon Setter puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Gordon 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 Gordon Setter puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Gordon Setters sold is $0.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Gordon 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 $0 upwards to $0 or even more for a Gordon Setter with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Gordon Setters sold is $0.

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Annual cost of owning a Gordon 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 a Gordon 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 Gordon Setter Names for 2022

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 0 Gordon Setter dogs.
  • 1. Hope's Pups
  • 2. Karma's Pups
  • 3. Echo's Pups
  • 4. Trotter
  • 5. Blossom
  • 6. Buster
  • 7. Delilah Pups
  • 8. Gordon Pups
  • 9. Julie
  • 10. Lily
  • 11. Maggie
  • 12. Showstoppers
  • 13. Teddy
  • 14. Gail
  • 15. Gabe
  • 16. Gabby
  • 17. French Pups
  • 18. Duke
  • 19. Delta
  • 20. Almond Joy

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Anonymous asked:
How bad to Gordon-setters shed? What can I expect?

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The Gordon Setter breed is considered a 5 / 5 on the shedding scale. This means that they not only shed year around, but they also blow their coat seasonally. The best thing to combat the excess fur is to brush your dog regularly. 5 - 10 minutes at the end of the day while watching t.v at night not only solidifies the bond between you and your dog; but it also helps reduce a ton of the shedding. At night during the last 30 or so minutes of my show, I will settle down and have my dogs come one by one and do a quick 5 - 8 minutes on each dog. This keeps tangles, mats and burrs out of their fur, but also means I am not chasing fur-bunnies around my house all the time.

Anonymous asked:
How much approximately would I expect to pay for a Gordon-Setter?



Since the Gordon Setter is not a very popular breed, finding a breeder is going to be your biggest hardship. The price for a puppy will all depend on if the dog is field-trial stock or show stock, the availability of puppies in that area, and the work the breeder has put into the dog. On average you are going to be looking at somewhere between $1500.00 - $2500.00 per puppy.


$450-650 per puppy Anonymous your prices are criminal, unless you garranty eyes, nose for birds, wieght, size and lineage

Anonymous asked:
I have a 2 yr old Gorden Setter male.. Since birth he has had skin problems...a raised pimple of sorts...crusty and bloody when scratched...somewhat itchy... When on antibiotics they are much less prevelant but return with the end of the prescription within a week or two. I have tried altering his diet but because it reacts to antibiotics, the vet says it is probably bacterial. They are randomly scattered but sometimes 4 -5 will clump together. Anyone familiar with this and has suggestions would be greatly appreciated.



My Gordon had the same issues. I had him tested for allergies...and he turned out to be an allergic dog to both inside and outside allergens. I took him to a specialist and they told me to try Zrytec and Claritan to see which worked the best for him. He took 5 to 6 10 mg tablets a day year-round. I use to split them up half in the morning and half at night. This worked well for a while! We would still have problems in the Fall, when allergy season was at it's peak...at which time, he would have to go on a steroid to break the itch...and anti-biotics, but for much of the year, he was fine. We later tried the new product on the market for allergies: Apoquel. That too was effective, but for my guy, the benefits only lasted a year!


I also wanted to add that I had a prescription from my vet for a special dog shampoo and was advised to wash my dog twice a week. Another good product to use which is made by Melaleuca, is their dog shampoo with tea tree oil. Topical solutions really helped, too, like organic coconut oil. I think the skin issues may be a yeast problem...and only started to get to the heart of the issue after researching it on-line. I learned that a lot of the fillers in most dog food may feed the yeast/skin issue such as grains, potato, peas, sweet potato.


I have had allergy and bacterial issues with my setters. For ear infections, I use tea tree oil on a Q Tip. I even use it when I feel a itch in my ear. Stops it in its tracks. For the other you need to boost the dog own immune system to wart off it naturally.immune FX is a natural antibiotic. I use it myself to help me at first signs of a cold or allergy. It works. You can buy it at www.thepeopleschemist.com. My old dogs take it every day. The have so much more energy and no more skin and ear issues.


Could be Demedex...get the coat tested.


Stop wheat in his diet, add tree tea when you have time. 1 tin of sardines per day for pain. 2 once of liverwurst every day for coat.

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.

Anonymous asked:
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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Updated: 7/4/2022