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Also known as: Llewellin Setter
Breed origin: England
Original purpose: Bird dog.
AKC recognized: 1878
AKC group: Sporting
Height: males around 25 inches;
females around 24 inches
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Markings - white ground color with intermingling of darker hairs resulting in belton markings varying in degree from clear distinct flecking to roan shading. Color - orange belton, blue belton (white with black markings), tricolor (blue belton with tan on muzzle, over the eyes and on the legs), lemon belton, liver belton.
10 to 12 years.
The English Setter is gentle, affectionate, friendly, and even tempered. They are superb bird dogs and excellent family dogs. They are devoted to their family, fond of children, and easy to care for. They are intelligent and easy to train except when they are outside and get distracted by their natural bird instinct. They are active outdoors and need plenty of exercise, but are laid back indoors. The Llewellin Setter is a specific strain of field-bred English Setters developed in the 19th century in England, but it is not a separate breed. Field-bred English Setters, including the Llewellin and other strains, typically look different from show-bred strains.
Good with children?
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OK in apartments?
Easy to train?
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Good jogging partner?
Known health problems:
Hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, deafness, hypothroidism, cancer, allergies.
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Other websites for additional information:
American Kennel Club breed page
English Setter Association of America
Wikipedia breed information page
English Setter Association of America Rescue
Another Chance For English Setters
Above and Beyond English Setter Rescue