Category: Sporting Dogs
Facts about English Setter Dogs, "Scientific name for dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". Also known as Laverack Setter, Lawerack Setter or Llewellin Setter, Setting Spaniel, the English Setter is a long, lean and beautiful dog. This working gun dog is medium-sized and part of the Setter family. The English Setter Dog is one of the oldest gun dog breeds, the English Setter Dog was breed more than 420 years ago in England. It is said that the English Setter Dog is from Spaniel stock, the first name it went by was a "Setting Spaniel". Before guns the "Setting Spaniel" would get the game bird trapped and crouch down where the game bird was, so the hunter could throw a net on the game bird.
The English Setter Dog has a muzzle that is square and long with a defined stop. The English Setter Dog skull is oval in shape and round, large and dark brown eyes. It has a nose that is black or brown in color with wide nostrils. The ears of the English Setter Dog are low, set back and covered with silky hair. Its chest is deep and slightly round and wide.
The coat of the English Setter breed is silky, long and wavy. The English Setter Dog is a distinct breed to the Gordon and Irish Setters, they have a different look and a different personality. The beautiful looking feathered coat is white and combined with darker hairs which has markings that are called (belton). The coat colors are white with orange, blue, brown or lemon of various markings. It is worth noting that some English Setter dogs are tricolor (white, black and brown). The coat usually has some feathering on the back of the legs, tail, ears, under the belly and chest. Its body coat and feathering are flat and straight. Its coat keeps it comfortable in both cold and hot weather.
English Setter Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
It is a Fact a English Setter Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. English Setter English Setter Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the dogs eye protected and moist. English Setter Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals.
The average height of the male English Setter Dog is 24 to 27 inches (60.9 to 68.6 cm) and the average height of the female is 23 to 26 inches (58.4 to 66 cm). The average weight of the male is 55 to 80 pounds (25 to 36.2 kg) and the females average weight is 45 to 70 pounds (20.4 to 31.7 kg).
English Setter Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. It is a fact a English Setter Dog can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. English Setter Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
The English Setter Dog is very gentle, easy going and calm. It is also friendly, loving, affectionate and amazing with children. It is relatively inactive indoors but vivacious and exuberant outdoors. The English Setter Dog does better on a farm or in the country on a lot of land or a big fenced in yard in the suburbs. This gun dog can be at times mischievous and requires that you start training them at an early age to avoid development of bad habits. As an owner, you need to be firm, authoritative and calm because they do not respond well to harsh treatment.
The English Setter Dog also like to dig and roam around. They are sociable and enjoy playing with other types of dogs. The English Setter Dog are also good jumpers.
They have a lifespan of about 10 to 12 years.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. English Setter Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult English Setter Dogs they have 42 teeth.
Female English Setter Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. When English Setter puppies are born, they have no teeth and are deaf and blind. English Setter Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month.
Female English Setter Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born.
When purchasing a English Setter Dog from a breeder, make sure to find a good breeder with references, check at least two to three of the puppies that were purchased from this breeder.
English Setter Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. It is a Fact a English Setter Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A English Setter Dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.
The English Setter Dog is in the Sporting Group and in 1884 was recognized (AKC) American Kennel Club.
Only humans and dogs have prostates and a dog doesn't have an appendix.
Average body temperature for a English Setter Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
A English Setter Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.
A English Setter Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.
The number one heath problems amongst English Setter Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your English Setter Dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that English Setter Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails.
English Setter Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot.