meet theEnglish Setter


Training &Temperament

The natural exuberance of a young English Setter can make him difficult to live with if he is confined without enough exercise. The use of outdoor fencing (either visible or invisible) is very strongly encouraged as most English Setters cannot be trusted to stay in a yard without tangible boundaries. Basic obedience training is an essential part of responsible dog ownership. It establishes a bond between you and your English Setter and makes him a joy in your home and community. Consistency and repetition are the keys to success in training. Crate training is very useful for dogs left in the house while owners are gone during the day and for bedtime. This gentle, affectionate family dog loves to be with its people and does not thrive when isolated in a yard or kennel. Athletic and energetic, they also require daily vigorous exercise either on leash or in a fenced area.

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Did You Know?

English Setters were trained bird dogs in England more than 400 years ago.

The first show for English Setters was held at Newcastle-On-Tyne on January 28, 1859.

The English Setter has retained its popularity since its introduction into the US due to its usefulness and beauty.

The English Setter is believed to be a result of crosses of the Spanish Pointer, large Water Spaniel, and Spring Spaniel.

Major credit for the development of the modern setter should go to Edward Laverack, who about 1825 obtained "Ponto" and "Old Moll", products of a 35-year-old English setter line.

Contrary to popular belief, the three setters - English, Gordon, and Irish - are not merely representatives of different colors or varieties within one "setter" heading but are in fact three separate breeds.

colors & Markings

Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.


Description Desc. Standard Colors Std. Colors Registration Code Reg. Code
Blue Belton 046
Blue Belton & Tan (Tri-Color) 351
Lemon Belton 116
Liver Belton 381
Orange Belton 135
Blue Belton 046
White 199


Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code