Although they are bright, they are not blindly obedient, so may appear stubborn. Gordons are capable of adapting to a variety of living situations, but need plenty of daily exercise on leash or in a fenced area to maintain peak physical and mental condition. If a fenced area is not available then they need to be taken for frequent on-leash walks several times a day. Training, using positive reinforcement, is very important for a young Gordon, giving him guidance and structure.
Did You Know?
The Gordon Setter's ancient lineage dates back to 1620.
The Gordon Setter Club of America was formed in 1891.
Gordon Setters first started to hunt game birds almost 200 years ago.
The Gordon is known for his devotion and loyalty.
Gordons are the heaviest of the setters, although the standard permits a considerable size range due to differing preferences between field and bench enthusiasts.
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.
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|Black & Tan||018|
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