Original Name : English Setter
Type : Braccoid
Other Names : Laverack, Setter
Male size : 25½-26¾ inches
Female size : 24-25½ inches
Degree of grooming :
Countries of origin : United Kingdom
English Setters are peak performance dogs that always step up to the plate whether in competition or on the hunt. Wickedly active and highly skilled hunters, they are exceptionally friendly animals with a very gentle character.
Carried high, long, reasonably lean.
Moderate length, short, level back, broad, strong, muscular loins that are slightly arched, deep chest between the shoulders.
Black and white (blue belton), orange and white (orange belton), lemon and white (lemon belton), brown and white (liver belton) or tricolor, that is: blue belton and tan or liver belton and tan, always without heavy patches on the body.
Medium length, set low, hanging against the cheeks, forming neat folds.
Medium length, not reaching farther than the hock, slightly curved or scimitar-shaped but not upwards, flag or feathering hanging in long flakes.
Slightly wavy, long and silky from the back of the head to the ears; breeches and front legs well feathered almost down to the feet.
English Setters are medium-sized dogs that are elegant in appearance and movement, which has helped the breed win over newbies and purists alike.Developed in England as the Setting Spaniel as early as the 14th century by hunters that needed a pointer for game birds, selection really got going in the 19th century thanks to the efforts of two men. Edward Laverack (1800-1877) is considered to be the father of the breed, while Richard Purcell Llewellin (1840-1925) specialized in a separate line known as the Llewellin Setter.
The word Belton, which is used to describe the English Setter’s distinctive speckled coat, was coined by Edward Laverack, who was one of the fathers of the breed. He wrote an important book about it in the late 19th century. Belton is a village in northeastern England, where Laverack was active.