Beautiful eyes and expressions that will melt your are trademarks of the Setter family. English Setters show a variety of ticking and patches, typically in black & white (blue belton), orange & white (orange belton), or a canvas of black, tan & white (tricolour). And of course we will give a tip o the hat to the exuberant Irish Setter with its stunning rich chestnut or mahogany coat — they are the tallest of the setters. And we won’t omit the stable, loyal Gordon Setter, who sports a beautiful black and tan coat. We don’t see too many of the rare and ancient Irish Red & White Setter, described as white with deep red patches, but our Featured Rescue of the Week, Setter Sanctuary, sure does! If you are thinking of adding a Setter to your fur-family, be sure to check in and find out more about them!
Our regular columns will include all kinds of tips and insights into the Setter breed too! We cover the history and current state of affairs for these amazing companions in our Breed Overview. Breed Care Tips for Happy Healthy Dogs brought to you by Slurp n’ Fresh focuses on wellness for English Setters. We’ll have inspiring new Rescue Hero stories from Furever Members; and more insightful tips on Puppy Training from @MasterTrainer Lisa Marshall.We round out the week with the cutest ever video of five-week old English Setter puppies discovering the instincts they were born with in our Friday Video of the Week. And of course every day we support our hard working Rescue Members with the Adoptable Dog of the Day.
English Setter Breed Rescue
Furever Member Rescues that work with Setter breeds and its mixes include our Featured Rescue of the Week Setter Sanctuary . Setter Sanctuary is a private, not-for-profit dog rescue run 100% by volunteers specializing in the needs of all setter types — English, Irish, Gordon, Irish Red & White.
The majority of dogs found in rescue are the field type of English Setter. Bred for field work, these wonderful dogs are often smaller with less coat than the show bred English Setter. Sometimes referred to as the Llewellin Setter, this strain of setter is bred primarily for its ability as a hunting companion and not specifically for conformation. As a pet, the Llewellin Setter retains the gentle, loving temperament of the breed.
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