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Gordon Setter Puppies
New Gordon Setter:
A good-sized, sturdily built, black and tan dog, Gordon Setters are well muscled, with plenty of bone and substance. The Gordon Setter is a tireless worker and enjoys abundant exercise and attention. They are a better watch dog than the other setters, making them a loyal and protective pet. They are lovable, friendly, intelligent dogs who are sensitive and gentle. They are, however, slower and heavier boned than the rest of the setter family. But what Gordon Setters lack in speed, they certainly make up for in protection and stamina. Gordon Setters are more suspicious of strangers, and better at guarding than other setters. They also have great endurance, able to go longer without water and work harder in intense heat, more so than their other setter relatives. They are excellent in finding birds, as was once recorded by an unknown writer in the 1700s: “Their noses are first class and they seldom make a false point or what is called at field trials a sensational stand…When they stand you may be sure there are birds.” Their excellent noses, heavy bodies and slow moving ways may have been contributed by the Bloodhound. Gordon Setters are medium to large dogs with wavy black and tan coats, of which a red coat may pop up in a litter occasionally. They are excellent in their field skills, have great stamina and have remained a favorite among hunters who wish to fill their game bags. Gordon Setters are an ideal pet for the owner who desires quality and loyalty.
Gordon Setter History:
There have existed Black and Tan Setters in Scotland long before Gordon Setters were developed in the 1700s. It is believed they existed there for at least 350 years before that. Alexander, the fourth Duke of Richmond and Gordon in Scotland, is credited with the development of this breed. He developed the breed at his home estate in Banffshire, Scotland. He took the Black and Tan Setter, Scotland’s only gundog, and in the 1770s bred it with Bloodhound and possibly Collie. They were bred to be a sportsman’s dog that would have great stamina, as well as excellent scenting abilities. The first import to the United States was by George Blunt and Daniel Webster in 1842. The Gordon Setter went on to be exhibited at the very first dog show in Newcastle Town Hall, England, on June 28th, 1859. The winner of the setters was a Gordon Setter named “Dandy” owned by their own pointer judge. Although slower and less trusting of strangers, the Gordon’s abilities of endurance outshined the other setters. They became a favorite of hunters who wanted more to fill their game bags than to get birds quickly. The Gordon Setter could go longer without water, as well as work better in the heat than other setters. They also served well as guard dogs and protector’s of their master’s estates. An unknown author in the 1700s described the Gordon Setters abilities: “The Gordon Castle Setters are as a rule easy to break and naturally back well. They are not fast dogs but they have good staying powers and can keep on steadily from morning until night. Their noses are first class and they seldom make a false point or what is called at field trials a sensational stand…When they stand you may be sure there are birds.” Today there are more Gordon Setters in America than in Britain, which is sometimes credited as the place of development for this breed.
Black Gordon Setter:
The gordon setter puppies training will vary from one puppy to the next. The breed has a short back, well sprung ribs, a short tail, and a heavy and finely chiseled head, with intelligent, noble, and dignified expression and with no signs of shyness. The coat of purebred dog is of clear coal-black, mahogany-red, yellowish, or tan colors and straight or slightly wavered, but not curly. The gordon setter puppies training will vary from one puppy to the next. “These are photos of our Gordon Setter, Crownline’s Sunset Pride (Sunny). She was only 6 weeks old in the photos (she’s an adult now). Not only is she BEAUTIFUL, but she is incredibly intelligent. She fits the description of the breed to a “T”. She’s highly intelligent, loving, lives to please Daddy, loves to hunt and extremely energetic. Luckily we have a large fenced-in yard for her to run out her energy. My husband built her a huge house and kennel, but he said we should’ve just bought her a queen-sized pillow-top bed since that’s where she sleeps now! We are so blessed to have her in our life.”
Latest Gordon Setter:
The Gordon Setter is part of the same family that includes the English Setter and Irish Setter. Its utility rests in its formidable talents hunting fowl and wild birds. Like a lot of breeds, it had its origins in Scotland. It first came about in the 17th century, but it was made popular by Duke Alexander IV in the 18th century. It is an apt hunting dog for any kind of game bird that tries to remain inconspicuous in the face of a predator. Some birds dart away at danger signals, but others attempt to take cover. These are the dog’s main targets. The breed can point out prey and then retrieve it once its been shot. The dog can hunt on varied terrain in volatile weather, and it’s a proficient, dependable, reliable one-man dog. Partridge, Grouse, Ptarmigan, Snipe, Guinea Fowl, Hens, Pheasants, and Francolins are all fascinating birds that have multi-colored feather patterns and exuberant gaits. These are just a handful of the birds that the Gordon Setter will help its master hunt down. The Gordon Setter has a distinctive coat that’s black and tan. It’s also been called jet-black and rust or coal and fiery orange. The black dominates, but there is mahogany, orange, or burnt orange markings in various parts like the paws, legs, muzzle, eyes, chest, and throats. The males are 24 to 27 inches high, and the females are 23 to 26 inches high. The males weigh 50 to 80 pounds.
Gordon Setter Information:
The Gordon Setter’s lineage dates back to at least 1620. The breed was very popular among hunters of Scotland for decades. The black and tan Setter came into prominence in the kennels of the Fourth Duke of Gordon in the 1820′s.In following years, other importations from Great Britain and the Scandinavian countries and the perfection of the American strains helped the Gordon achieve great popularity as a pet and gun dog.
The Gordon Setter resembles the English Setter and Irish Setter in general type. In field trial competition, the smaller Gordon Setter has been more favored while the larger dogs are preferred for bench work. The official breed standard for the Gordon Setter allows for a considerable range in size mainly because individual sportsman from various areas prefer a different size of dog.Gordon Setters are very alert, fearless, intelligent and capable of getting the job done. They do not warm up easily to strangers, but with their owners they show their affection freely.