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    Gordon Setter |Scotland|

    Gordon Setter |Scotland|

    The Gordon Setter is the largest and most solidly built of the four Setter breeds and works at a slower pace; however, it will continue working all day long. These dogs are highly valued for this great stamina and are intelligent, enthusiastic, and loyal. Gordons can be “one-person” dogs, forming strong bonds with their owners, and are best suited to a working environment as opposed to family life as a companion dog.

    History

    Gordon Setter heritage traces back to the fourteenth century to the spaniel group of hunting dogs, and there are many historic references to black-and-tan dogs of setter type. Their modern development began in the early nineteenth century on the Scottish estate of the 4th Duke of Gordon who bred dogs at Gordon Castle in the Scottish Highlands. Other kennels, including the Earl of Leicester’s in northern England, also bred black-and-tan working dogs. These dogs are thought to have been crossbred with Bloodhounds to establish the Gordon Setter type. Some of the earliest Gordons in the United States were imported directly from the Gordon Castle Kennels in 1842, and the breed was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1884.

    Gordon puppies are high spirited and playful!

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    From Dogs Unleashed, Copyright by Tamsin Pickeral, licensed through ContentOro, Inc and used by arrangement with Thunder Bay Press

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