Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 20 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|On average, how long can you expect your Gordon Setter to live for?||Gordon Setters
9 to 15 years. According to the Kennel Club you can expect your Gordon to live for 9 to 15 years, although it is unlikely to be the upper end of that range. This is the burden of all lovers of bigger breeds, their comparatively short lifespan. :-(
|What function was the Gordon Setter originally bred for?||Gordon Setters
Both of these. The Gordon was used for both of these originally, but was never as widespread as the other UK Setter breeds despite being generally calmer with less genetic faults.
|Whereabouts in Scotland was the breed's standard started?||Gordon Setters
Banffshire. Banffshire was the ancestral seat of the fourth Duke of Richmond and Gordon, the man responsible for refining and standardising the breed.
No. Black and Tan Gordon Setters can produce an all red Gordon Setter puppy. The red color is a fault and a red Gordon Setter is a not allowed to be shown in conformation, but it can compete in other show events such as obedience. A red Gordon Setter has the same wonderful temperament as the Black and Tan Gordon Setters and will make a wonderful pet.
|Is there a distinctive difference between a field bred setter and a show bred setter?||Meet the Setters
Yes. Yes, the main difference is their size. The majority of field bred setters are slighter in build than the show bred setters. But both field and show setters make excellent companions and pets.
|Which setter is thought to be one of the breeds that were used to develop another setter?||Meet the Setters
Irish Red and White Setter for the Irish Setter. The Irish Red & White Setter is thought to have played a role in developing the taller Irish Setter. But since no records were kept, we really don't know what other breeds were also involved. I believe the starting breed was the Irish Red & White Setter; however, I also believe that a red Gordon must have been incorporated into the genetic mix. First because a smaller dog doesn't produce a larger dog. And secondly the Irish Setter has a fault listed for no black allowed. Red Gordon Setters aren't allowed to be shown, but they might have been used to give more size and body to the development of the Irish Setter.
They set on point.. All setters are pointers, but the setter points by setting on point. If you've ever seen a setter on point, you will see them bring their body and head down in a line. Almost a slight crouch. My own Irish point almost anything that flies. I'll come into the kitchen to find a setter pointing a fly. I try not to laugh.
Yes. Yes, they can. All the setters are a slow maturing breed, both in body and mind. A young setter will learn quickly but get easily bored by repetition. That's where your sense of humor comes in handy. Anyone who has seen a setter improvise at an obedience trial will understand. Most breeders recommend that formal obedience training not start until the setter is at least 18 months old. At that time, their bones are mature enough to handle the stress of any obedience jumping.
|Which AKC standard states that this setter has been termed by artists to be the most beautiful of all dogs?||Meet the Setters
Irish Setter standard. Yes, right in the AKC standard for the Irish Setter, it states that artists have termed the Irish Setter the most beautiful of all dogs.
The love of my life is the Irish Setter. Named the most beautiful of all dogs, they are also an intelligent and mischievous breed. You need a good sense of humor to have Irish Setters. And, if you've never seen an Irish Setter in a full flying trot, you haven't lived. Ok, I'm a little biased.
|Is liver belton an AKC recognized coat color of the English Setter?||Meet the Setters
Yes. There are 5 AKC recognized coat colors for the English Setter. They are orange belton, blue belton (white with black markings), tricolor (blue belton with tan on muzzle, over the eyes and on the legs), lemon belton & liver belton.
The most common color is the orange belton. The Tri is starting to be really popular, though. I do love those Tri's!
English Setter, Gordon Setter, Irish Setter and Irish Red & White Setter. Up until 2008, only 3 setter breeds were recognized by the AKC. These were the Irish Setter, the English Setter, and the Gordon Setter. Now the Irish Red and White Setter has been added to the setter family.