Category: Sporting Dogs
Facts about Gordon Setter Dogs, "Scientific name for Gordon Setter Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". The Gordon Setter Dog originally comes from Scotland, and can be traced back to the early 17th century. It was very popular amongst hunters in Scotland, the black-and-tan Setter came about in the in the 19th century in the kennels of the fourth Duke of Gordon as the name suggests. The Gordon Setter Dog became more popular over the Pointer dogs and other breeds and the Gordon Setter Dog breed remained very popular as a one man shooting dog. Back in the days they were used as bird dogs considering their outstanding sense of smell. The Gordon Setter Dog would point towards the fallen dead bird, retrieve the dead bird then bring it back to the hunter. Gordon Setter Dog is one of the breeds that was used in developing of the Irish Setter Dog.
Gordon Setter Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. It is a fact a Gordon 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. Gordon 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 average height of the Gordon Setter Dog male to the shoulders is 24 to 27 inches (60.9 to 68.9 cm) and the average height of the females 23 to 26 inches (58.4 to 66 cm). The average weight of the Gordon Setter Dog males is 55 to 80 pounds (25 to 36.2 kg) and the average weight of the females is 45 to 70 pounds (20.4 to 31.7 kg).
The Gordon Setter Dog is a slender dog that is robust in structure. It has a deep head with a long muzzle. The muzzle is as long as its skull and with a defined stop. It has a broad black nose and dark brown oval eyes. The Gordon Setter Dog has long ears that are lowly set just about the same level as the eyes and hang close to the head. This is the only setter breed that comes in black tarn markings. The Gordon Setter Dog coat’s color varies from chestnut to mahogany.
Gordon Setter Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
It is a Fact a Gordon Setter Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Gordon 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 Gordon Setter Dogs eye protected and moist. 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 Gordon Setter Dog is distinguished mainly for its loyalty and obedience. It is a very polite, sweet tempered dog which makes it an excellent companion to the children. The Gordon Setter Dog is a skilled hunter that is rarely wrong about a scent. The Gordon Setter Dog likes to roam so it is a good idea to provide a fenced-in yard. Their puppies tend to get clumsy at times. They should be trained quite early with good leadership before the bad habits set in. The Gordon Setter Dog tend to adopt a wait-and-see attitude when a stranger visits. In general the Gordon Setter Dog get along with the other dogs and with children as they are a friendly breed.
The Gordon Setter Dog will need long, brisk walk on a daily basis, as without the exercise they can get restless and difficult to manage.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Gordon Setter Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult Gordon Setter Dogs they have 42 teeth.
Female Gordon Setter Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. When Gordon Setter puppies are born, they have no teeth and are deaf and blind. Gordon 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 Gordon Setter Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born.
Regular combing and brushing is all that is required to take care of the Gordon Setter Dog. You can dry shampoo the dog only when it is necessary.
When purchasing a Gordon 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.
Only humans and dogs have prostates and a dog doesn't have an appendix.
Gordon 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 Gordon Setter Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A Gordon 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 Gordon Setter Dog belongs to the Sporting Group in 1884 was recognized by the (AKC) American Kennel Club.
Average body temperature for a Gordon Setter Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
A Gordon Setter Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.
A Gordon 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 Gordon Setter Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that Gordon Setter Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails.
Gordon 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.