The English Setter

The English Setter

It is believed that English Setters were bred to be bird hunting dogs. The name originates from the fact that the dogs will tend to sit or stand for long periods at a time and "set" or flush the birds that they are after. The English Setter is an active dog breed that is intelligent, loyal and beautiful. elongated and deep chest, deep chest and long body, the head should be in good proportion to the body. The English Setter has a great deal of energy and it is important that the dog is allowed to burn off some of that energy. English Setters love to run and chase so they have to have plenty of opportunity to stretch their legs and run successfully. English Setters are the Type A personalities of the dog world. They love to be with their families and are the most loyal and loving of the canine world. English Setters are big dogs in a small package. They are a sturdy and sturdy breed that stands approximately 19 to 24 inches at the withers and weighs between 55 and 75 pounds. In order to keep your English Setter healthy you must focus on proper nutrition, providing Bailey with an adequate amount of calcium and phosphorous, and giving your dog plenty of opportunities to run and play. If you allow your dog to run in the yard you must keep a close eye on him/her or you may find that your yard becomes, to put simply, a field of grass! Families with small children should not get English Setters, as puppies they are not very tolerant of being handled roughly by little strangers. It is recommended that you send your puppy to puppy kindergarten or puppy training classes. Puppies learn early on that if they bark they are likely to get attention and pet or clicker treatments (if they are clicker trained). By now you should have a good understanding of English Setters and know what to expect from this wonderful breed. An English Setter will live for between 10 and 14 years. Treatment for this breed is relatively inexpensive when compared to other breeds and is basically maintenance-free. This breed is also extremely popular with celebrities, royalty and other individuals of note. 

While the English Setter is a beloved breed, it must be remembered that this type of dog is not for everyone. If you have very small children, it is important to find out if the dog has been socialized properly. If the dog has not been socialized properly, it is very, very likely that the English Setter will see little point of interacting with the humans in the family and see itself as the alpha dog in the household, likely in effect making the humans nervous and frustrated. English Setters also need to be watched very carefully for the possibility of being deaf. It is possible for the dog to be deaf after birth via a tattoo or if the genes turn on themselves through aging. It is more likely to turn on the family itself. This breed is also prone to certain health issues most of which can be attributed to the general lively, high energy nature of the breed. They are likely to develop hip dysplasia, cancer, skin allergies and von Willebrand's disease (genetic indeed). English Setters are certainly not the best guard dog you would ever want to keep in your life. But, at the same time, they are excellent at keeping you company and of course at being the center of attention. English Setters are indeed a unique breed.

And of Course they Model well for Pet Portraits


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