ENGLISH SETTER DOG

As intelligent as a sports dog can be, the English Setter has hunted alongside man during centuries, and is currently making way as a loyal and stylish partner. 
The English Setter, elegant and glamorous, is built as symmetrically as substantially, a group of strength, grace and resistance. It is never coarse or extreme in appearance. It straight coat is ornamented with long and silky bristles, and over its white background color, there are black, liver or lemon spots. The fans use the term “belton” to describe the English Setter color scheme. The head is long and straight, with a well defined stop, and in general with harmonious proportions in the body. The skull looks oval from above; both sides are parallel; the occipital protuberance somewhat defined. The muzzle long and square; the lips hanging; the cheekbones straight; the eyes dark, almost round and quite large; the ears low inserted and well let back. The neck is long and elegant; the upper outline leveled; the chest deep enough; the tail narrows towards the tip, provided with abundant straight and silky hair. The shoulders together; the limbs straight and parallel amongst them; elbows and hocks without a tendency to close or open too much. The coat is straight without curls or wool; long hair at the ears, chest, abdomen, inner section of the legs and tail, but never so much it covers the dog’s silhouette. Height: 63 cm for the male; 2.5 cm less for the female. For the FCI, the males from 56 to 62 cm and the females from 53 to 58 cm. The belton coloring is a light or dark dotting or roan. Admitted colors: orange belton, liver belton, lemon belton, blue belton and tricolor (blue belton with tan colored spots). For the FCI, black and white (blue belton), orange and white (orange belton), lemon and white (lemon belton), brown and white (liver belton) or tricolor (black, white and tan or brown) and white and tan. Mottled coats are preferred everywhere.
 
WHO IS IT RIGHT FOR             
If there is an English that fits in an American family, that is the adaptable English Setter, good natured and always willing for activity. 
A perfectly English breed, the English Setter has the Royal Family manners, although it prefers to avoid conflict and scandal. It is a peaceful, majestic should and easy as a dog can be. It likes children and is infinitely patient with them, even if they pull its ears! To avoid conflict, it can be very stubborn, but creatively, since it is a thinking dog. It is an excellent family and apartment dog, which still can be used in hunting, if trained for it, although its excitement at the field is quite calm. Basic education should begin as a puppy.
 
DEVELOPMENT
After three weeks the breeder can determine the color the puppy will have. Pigmentation is darkest at the ears, and the belton or roan emerges during the first week. Own. Marianne Cameron.
The English Setter is white at birth, or white with black hairs at the ears, and black pigmented nose. The coat begins displaying its true color as soon as three days after birth. After three weeks the coat color and pigmentation can be appreciated, although it is not definitely developed until maturity (around two years). Breeders advise plenty of brushing, especially when turning the puppy hair. Even twice a day during a strong shedding period it is not too much, paying special attention to long haired areas. Sexual maturity varies in this breed, from the sixth month to as late as 18 months in males. The buyer should seek a good physical structure and balanced and sweet character, never shy or hyperactive.
 
HEALTH
Progressive retinal dystrophy as well as hip dysplasia affects the breed, for which every background should be checked. Congenital deafness also worries the breeders, and every puppy should be checked for deafness symptoms, which can get worse with age. There is a strange and rare anomaly, known as familiar juvenile amaurotic idiocy, which is believed to be caused by a metabolic failure, and which is known for an increased nervousness, muscular spasms, and decreased ability to learn and environment awareness. It is usually declared at about the year, and produces death the following year. The English Setter has a proven susceptibility to skin problems, including dermatitis, pyoderma and mange. The well known tail requires special care, since it is prone to injuries, which are often difficult to cure. The English Setter can reach 14 years, being cancer one of the most frequent causes of death.
 
A “Setter Llewellyn” litter, an attempt to recover the original type that was thought lost during generations. Every English Setter is born completely white. 
Choose active, happy puppies which display the sweet and balanced English Setter character.