Animal Stories - English Setter

Animal-World Information about: English Setter

  Known for its endurance, the English Setter is most commonly used as a bird dog, as well as being a good pet.
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Rich Emery - 2018-03-24
I have a 63 lb male English Setter who is a great hunter, obedience is fair to good and great pet. The dog does not see well at all in bright light. Days without bright light he sees very well. Wondering if this is normal or not.

Val - 2011-09-27
English Setters are wonderful dogs but they are dreadful puppies! If you can survive the first 18 months with one, you are home-free. You will need an ample supply of bitter-apple products to protect your wooden furniture (particularly chair legs) and I would strongly advise obedience training. But they really are fantastic dogs once they mature - loving, loyal, sweet-natured and cuddly.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-09-27
    Sounds like you were busy ---- they are excellent pets though. Puppies can be a pain at times but they are cute.
  • erin - 2012-12-30
    You are SO right about them being dreadful puppies! Ours wasn't a chewer but was always into or up to something. He's such a good boy now at two that you'd never know he was such a little hellion for the first few months!
  • mk baker - 2013-05-07
    Stop...don't believe everything you read (on the internet in particular.)I've had many dogs of all breeds - 'drop-out' seeing eye dogs, dogs from'Pet,' - etc. My only 'pure' dog was kind of pushed upon me by my youngest daughter. Her first great love was the son of a family who, for generations, has bred and trained champion fied trial and bird hunting, English setters. I have to admit that my Grouse Ridge English Setter is the greatest, loving addition to our family. That INCLUDES from her puppy-hood. GROUSE RIDGE ENGLISH SETTERS are supreme Englisg Setters!
miranda - 2010-03-30
Hey! That's my dog, Luke!

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  • Editor's Note - 2010-03-30
    Luke is one beautiful dog!
  • stan - 2011-05-28
    Great cattle dogs too!