ALL ABOUT™ GORDON SETTERS
Gordon Setter Puppy & Breed Information
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The Gordon Setter hails from 17th Scotland. His stamina and scenting ability define him as an excellent gun dog. His dependability, good sense, trainability, beauty sturdy body also make him an ideal family dog.
Gordon Setter Coat, Color, Care: His soft, shiny, medium-length coat needs weekly combing to prevent matting, and always after field work. Occasional bathing and trimming recommended. Cleaning and plucking long hair inside his long, hanging ears will prevent ear infections and weekly nail clipping keep his feet tight and healthy.
Gordon Setter Personality: Loyal and highly trainable, the Gordon Setter’s obedience in the field and at home makes him a versatile dog. A good watchdog with strong, protective instincts, early socialization will help him mature into a happy, well-adjusted family dog. Gordons like to be close to their people and many develop great talking skills with various tones to let you know he’s happy about dinner or warning you that a stranger’s at the door.
Exercise Requirements: The Gordon Setter evolved as a hard-working field dog that requires daily exercise. When his hunting instinct kicks in, he’ll be off chasing a scent, so on-leash bike work or brisk walks will help prevent nervous habits such as chewing or barking if he is not regularly worked in the field.
Health Concerns: Life expectancy is 10-14 years. Hip dysplasia is common with large, fast growing breeds but can be modified by diet. Eye problems (progressive retinal atrophy and cataracts) are considered hereditary and puppies should be from cleared parents. Ear Infections and bloat can also occur. Allergies, itching, or thyroid imbalance is often the result of environmental factors or medication side effects. A preservative, dye, and chemical-free (partially home cooked) diet may correct such disorders.
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