Gordon Setter

The black-and-tan coloration of the Gordon is distinctive among setters. It is an adept sporting dog, being skilled at locating game, and is also an impressive sight in the show ring. Puppies are slow to mature, however, and appear rather uncoordinated.

History of Gordon Setter

The Gordon Setter was developed by the 4th Duke of Richmond and Gordon, at his ancestral seat in Banffshire, Scotland, from various breeds including bloodhounds and collies.

Remark

It is the only setter developed in Scotland.

Identification keys of Gordon Setter

  • clearly defined stop
  • silky, glossy coat
  • long muzzle
  • forelegs are well feathered

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