English Setter Breed Profile



Personality

Among the qualities of the English Setter is that they are gentle, placid, friendly, affectionate, enthusiastic, willful, playful and happy.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of dog is great for children and with families.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan of this breed of dog is around 10 to 12 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 45 to 80 lbs.

Common Diseases

The most common diseases and medical conditiions associated with this breed of dog are weight gain, hip dysplasia, and false pregnancy.

Housebreaking and Shedding

Housebreaking is out of the question for this breed of dog as they prefer the outdoors. Shedding is average, brush every other day.

Best Owner Compatibility

Not suitable for the apartment or condo environment. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has a huge fenced in yard to play in and lots of love and attention to give.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

The average cost for this breed of dog is around $500+. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

Not usually aggressive unless abused or neglected.

Noise Factor

This breed of dog is prone to obsessive barking.

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