Family: gundog, setter, pointer
Area of origin: Great Britain (Scotland)
Original function: bird setting and retrieving
Average size of male: Ht: 24-27, Wt: 55-80
Average size of female: Ht: 23-26, Wt: 45-70
Other names: none
Gordon Setter Dog Temperament
The Gordon setter is a capable, close-working bird dog. He can run and hunt all day, and this kind of energy needs a regular outlet or the dog is apt to become frustrated. Gordons make lively, enthusiastic companions and need the company of lively people. Somewhat more protective than the other setters, they can be reserved toward strangers. The Gordon has earned his reputation as a devoted family dog.