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Gordon 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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Gordon Setter

All About the Gordon Setter

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Average Height & Weight

The Gordon Setter is considered a LARGE dog based on the average height and weight.


Males – Height: 24 to 27 inches.

Weight: 55 to 80 pounds.

Females – Height: 23 to 26 inches.

Weight: 45 to 70 pounds.

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Gordon Setter


Typical Coloring

Gordon Setters are commonly black and tan.





A lively, energetic breed, Gordon Setters enjoy going on adventures with their owners. Obedience is not their strong suit. These smart dogs are also stubborn and can be willful toward their owners sometimes. But overall they are a loyal and loving breed.




Activity Level

Gordon Setters are a high-energy breed with high exercise requirements!

They require a strenuous daily workout, such as running or hunting. If they do not get enough activity, they can become frustrated.


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Breed Characteristics



Age Expectancy

10 to 12 years

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Known Breed-Related Health Issues

The most common health concerns for Gordon Setters include canine hip dysplasia and gastric torsion. Progressive retinal atrophy and elbow dysplasia are less common but still occur within the breed, while cerebellar abiotrophy is seen occasionally.




Ideal Climates for this Breed

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



Gordon Setter


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

Gordon Setters are extremely devoted family dogs. They can be shy or even aggressive toward other dogs, but they are very friendly toward other household pets.




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