August 20, 2017

AKC and UKC classify breeds into "groups" by their original purpose.
Northern or Spitz types may eventually be sub-divided.
Explore the Group descriptions below, or choose from the
menu bar above to decide which breed best fits your
lifestyle and interests. If you already know just which breed you prefer, use the drop-down
list of all breeds!

Sporting Breeds

Bird dogs hunt and retrieve by scent and sight

Spaniel or Pointer,
Flusher or Setter,
Sporting dogs are
the hunter's go-getter!


Scent and Sight hounds hunt feather or fur

By day or by night,
to tree or to ground,
there's nothing so sweet
as the voice of a hound.

Working Dogs

Service work, police, draft, and protection dogs

Watchman at night,
companion by day,
he does your bidding
at work or at play


Courageous hunters and faithful friends

No fear, no pain,
no game's too rough,
a working terrier
is dog enough!

Toy Breeds

Diminutive, delightful and utterly devoted

A Toy is a toy, a
companion and more,
a treasure, a joy,
and a dog to adore


Utility dogs are multi-purpose, companions

No look-alikes here,
but tricks they can do.
Your very best friend
is rugged and true.

Herding Dogs

Pastoral breeds protect and control stock

They move, gather
and faithfully guard
cattle and sheep and
the kids in the yard.

Miscellaneous/Rare Breeds

Often foreign or newly developed

Shower me not
with gems so rare,
give me instead,
a diamond with hair


They are types or species more than "breeds"

Old as the dingo,
wild as the wind,
wise as coyote,
Man's very best friend

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Gordon Setter Dog & Puppy Breed Information
The Gordon Setter averages 60 pounds and 25” in black with tan, chestnut or mahogany markings. His soft, shiny, straight coat needs combing to prevent matting but he’s easy to groom and the results are spectacular! Originally bred as a bird dog, he’s equally adept as a family companion.

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.

More Gordon Setter photos, puppy pictures, and the Official Gordon Setter Breed Standard

Gordon Setter AKC Standard
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