English Setter - Medium Sized Dogs

English Setter

Breed Group: Sporting Group

Size Group: Medium Dog Breeds

Origin: United Kingdom

Height: 25”-27” (male) 23”25” (female)

Weight: 65-80lbs (male) 45-55lbs (female)

Color: Blue belton, Lemon belton, Orange belton, Blue belton & tan, Liver belton

Lifespan12 years

Temperament: Independent, merry, calm, affable



The English Setter is part of the setter family, especially equipped to bird hunt over the difficult terrain of the United Kingdom. These pups are keen bird hunters, graceful and determined in the field with the stamina to get the job done. At home these pups are gentle and docile, not known to show aggression.

When given the proper amount of exercise they are peaceful family members that can live happily alongside other pups and even cats. Without the proper outlet for their hunting energy English setters will find mischief in the form of barking, digging, and jumping. They are tender hearted pups, that do not respond well to harsh criticisms.

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Female English setters are more likely than their male counterparts to try to get away with mischief.


English setters are typically healthy pups. Some health concerns to be aware of include hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, hypothyroidism, congenital deafness, osteochondritis dissecans, ectropion, hemophilia, and atopic dermatitis.

While you always hope your pet will live a long and healthy life, it is always a good idea to invest in pet health insurance.

Keeping your dog’s mouth clean and problem free goes a long way to your pup’s overall health. Dental hygiene can be the cause or can be the byproduct of other serious health issues.

Visual inspections can be performed to keep track of the signs of potentially waning oral health. These signs can be anything from bad breath to abnormal chewing to loss of appetite.

Keeping ahead of these warning signs can pay dividends. A preventative approach can delay and stop many of the common dental problems from arising.

Oral health can be tackled in five basic steps:

  1. Brushing your dog’s teeth to prevent an undesirable buildup of plaque
  2. Feed your dog a diet where the high quality dog food has dental benefits
  3. Regularly give your dog dental toys and treats
  4. Use mouthwash, to help where brushing misses
  5. At the sign of any abnormalities, consult a vet. You can even do it virtually, from the convenience of your home.

Dogs are just like humans in that they can experience anxiety. The degree to which they are susceptible to anxiety and how they deal with anxiety is breed specific. Left unchecked, initial signs of anxiety could give way to an anxiety disorder. The symptoms of anxiety disorders can lead to a myriad of behavior issues.

Knowing the signs and symptoms will best equip you to keep ahead of it and to nip it in the bud at the earliest signs. There are options available to help with anxiety.

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English setters are known for their beautifully feathered coats. To keep these pups looking their best a daily brushing to remove any dead hair, debris, and tangles is ideal. When you encounter a tangle, work through it slowly and gently. Allowing tangles to persist can turn them into matts which can result in hot spots or hair loss. Trim the hair around your pup’s face and feet regularly. Bathe your pup every 4-6 weeks as needed. Trim your pup’s nails regularly. Brush your pup’s teeth several times per week. Like all dogs with floppy ears, these pups are prone to ear infections. Clean your pup’s ears weekly to remove any wax or debris using a cotton ball and a dog specific ear cleanser.


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English setters need between 30-60 minutes of exercise per day. These pups tend to bark, dig, and jump when not properly exercised. While they most enjoy a hunt, when you aren’t in the field, they enjoy brisk walks, hiking and playing fetch in a secure fenced in area. Keeping your pup properly exercised will keep help them remain a calm and agreeable family member.


A full sized English Setter will eat around 3 cups of food per day. The exact amount your pup will consume will depend on your pup’s age and activity level. Always proved your pup with clean fresh water.


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As with all dogs, early socialization with humans and other dogs is essential. These pups have keen memories. Start training as early as possible to be sure to engrain positive behaviors before naughty puppy behavior sets in. English setters often exhibit independent or stubborn behavior when presented with training. Be patient and firm and ready with lots of treats. Positive reinforcement training is the surest way to success with these pups. They are sensitive pups and harsh criticisms can result in an overall sullen demeanor.

Proper training is essential to ensuring the safety of your dog and those around you. Having your dog come when they should, and in general having them listen is something you want to address early in your pup’s life, as it will pay dividends down the line. There are many tried and true training programs to accomplish this training – faster and better than you might think!

Unless you’re living on a farm, or have the space, a yipping dog, or one that barks all day when you are gone could be an issue with the neighbors and/or landlord. Historically, dogs would bark to communicate with the rest of the pack when hunting and bark as a warning shot to predators eyeing up their flock. Barking is deep rooted in dogs and manifests itself in many ways and for a variety of reasons.

Just like any habit or instinct, there are effective ways you can train this issue away.

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A solid Glucosamine Supplement for hips and joints will go a long way to helping your furry friend.

Other helpful supplements include full-spectrum hemp oil or CBD oil. Fish oil skin and coat supplement.

Ensuring a comprehensive preventative vitamin and mineral plan is essential to keeping your dog healthy. Truth is, there are vitamins and minerals that your dog needs, but doesn’t produce naturally. While many of these vitamins and minerals can be found in your dog’s current diet and dog food, the question becomes, are there enough vitamins to ensure they aren’t deficient.

Poor nutrition can lead to some of the most common health issues, such as weak joints, compromised immunity, increased allergies, and low energy.

Vitamins play a vital role in your pet’s health and overall life expectancy. Here are some multivitamin and joint relief options.

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Explore this remedy further to see all the health benefits that have transformed the lives of so many dogs to date.

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