|Attributes that set the English Setter apart from most other breeds |
are their tail, leg feathers and temperament. They have feathering
on the ears, chest, belly, underside of the thighs, the back of all
legs and tail. The English Setter is one of the sweetest and
gentlest dogs and has a very calming disposition.
|I have heard people say,
“My Setter has an aristocratic appearance which ideally blends stamina and strength.”
“They are physically beautiful and striking to people who see them."
“Their social appearance brings out grace and style.”
“They make wonderful companion dogs and have excellent temperament and are always willing
to please you."
Of all the dogs listed currently most if not all are Field English Setters. Occasionally Bench English
Setters come to the rescue with the similar but distinct marking characteristics.
Most Field Setters that are brought to the rescue are dogs in the one to five year old age groups.
Of course from time to time we receive puppies under a year old. Then there are those that are
considered senior dogs that make their way to us.
All of these dogs come to us in a variety of ways; some are brought in by their owners because
of their size when full grown. Then there are those who breed these dogs to hunt only to find
out later that the dog lacks certain hunting skills. And there are many other reasons. Most rescue
dogs will need be taken for both obedience and socialization lessons. The breed is no different
then any others in this respect. They do make affectionate companions and want to always
please you no matter how bad a day you may have had.
|Let's Begin With Puppies.
||Puppies are Puppies. And an English Setter is no exception and in a lot of
ways considered a puppy until the age of three. They will chew, bite and,
destroy anything they can get their teeth into just like any other puppy
would. As with most puppies they have two speeds, full speed ahead and
dead stop. They need something to do and feel useful at the same time.
|Sitting around is not quite enough. And if everyone in your home is gone for eight hours a day,
your puppy probably won't get the attention he needs to meet your expectations. And for that
reason only perhaps a puppy may not be the choice for you.
Just like us dogs go through life different cycles growth, maturity and aging.