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Gordon Setter Breed Information

This breed was originally developed in Scotland, around in the seventeenth century. They were used to hunt birds, and were used as retrievers in hunting games, as they had great sense of smell. They can easily adjust in any climate and are built according to it. This breed was recognized by the American Kennel Club, in the year1884. This breed is now used as guard dogs, watch dogs, and also as trackers. They are compact in appearance. Their skull is deep and they have a long muzzle. Their teeth are set in scissor bite. They have long and also hanging ears. Their tail is short in length, and the coat covering the body of the breed is long and soft. The ears and legs of this breed is covered with long hairs. There are feathering all over its tail. They are available in different colour varieties, brown, red mahogany, and also chestnut colour. In certain cases tan markings can be seen around the coat. This breed is highly loyal and devoted to its master and also the family. They are very obedient breed, and are keen to please its master. They are easy to handle and train. This breed should be trained by a firm and also confident leader. They are loving affectionate and also polite. They might become aggressive towards strangers and this can be easily avoided with proper socializing classes. If the owner is not strong enough, this breed might become stubborn. This breed is an excellent companion for children, and is also calm around other household pets. The average height and weight of a healthy male Gordon setter is 61 cm to 69 cm and 25 kg to 36 kg respectively. In case of female Gordon setters, the average height and weight is 58 cm to 66 cm and 20 kg to 32 kg respectively. This breed is not suitable for apartment life, as they tend to get destructive if they are confined a smaller space. Daily exercise is essential for them to remain mentally as well as physically stable. They should be brushed and combed regularly, so that the coats of the breed will remain soft and sleek. This breed is prone to major health conditions like, progressive retinal atrophy, eye infections, and hip dysplasia. The average life expectancy of this breed is 10 years to 12 years.

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