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English Setters

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height & weight, the typical colorings & temperaments, plus information
about their activity level, age expectancy, typical health concerns & more!

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English Setter

English Setters

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Average Height & Weight

The English Setter is considered a Large dog based on the average height and weight.


Males – Height: 25 inches.

Weight: 60 to 65 pounds.

Females – Height: 24 inches.

Weight: 50 to 55 pounds.

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English Setter


Typical Coloring

English Setters are commonly white. They sometimes have blue, belton, tan, liver or orange markings.





English Setters love their owners, and, given the choice, they’d stay with them all day. These social dogs do poorly in kennels or in the yard. They are obedient and laid back, so long as they get their daily exercise.




Activity Level

English Setters are a high-energy breed with high exercise requirements.

They love to run. They are tireless and require at least an hour of activity each day; otherwise they can become restless and destructive.


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Breed Characteristics



Age Expectancy

10 to 14 years

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Known Breed-Related Health Issues

The most common health concerns for English Setters include deafness, canine hip dysplasia and elbow dysplasia. Progressive retinal atrophy is less common but still occurs within the breed, while epilepsy is seen occasionally.




Ideal Climates for this Breed

English Setters have a medium tolerance for hot and cold climates.



English Setter


Family Orientation
(good with kids, or other pets?)

English Setters are very good with children and make ideal family pets. They are friendly toward other dogs and very friendly toward other household pets.




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