Gordon Setter Breed Profile


Among the qualities of the Gordon Setter is that they are devoted, loyal, obedient, gentle, polite, sensible, intelligent, willing, courageous, cheerful, hyperactive, intelligent and stubborn.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of dog makes for an excellent dog for children. They are naturally wary of strangers.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan of a Gordon Setter 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 conditions associated with this breed of dog include but are not limited to hip dysplasia, PRA, and bloat.

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 large yard for this athletic breed to play in and lots of love and attention to give. Must have a fenced in yard because this breed has a tendency towards wanderlust.

Where to Buy

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

Average Cost

You can expect to pay an average of $800+ per dog. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

This breed of dog has a tendency towards bad habits if not trained properly early on.

Noise Factor

This breed of dog makes for a good watchdog and guard dog.

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