Gordon setter Puppies

Gordon setter Puppies

The Gordon setter is a large dog breed. It belongs to the setter family which includes the English setter and the Irish setter. This dog breed is classified as being part of the gundog or the sporting group. The breed was initially used for hunting game-birds. If you are looking for a good looking pet, the Gordon setter puppies San Diego certainly makes the list.

Appearance

The San Diego Gordon setter puppy is also known as a black & tans. It has a black coat with distinctive marking of mahogany or chestnut colors on the lower legs, paws, throat, vents and muzzle. There is a spot above each eye and two spots on their chest. It is not uncommon to see some white on the chest. Though not very common, the red-Gordon may be born to normal colored parents.

The coat of the dog breed is slight waved or straight. The coat hair is long, silky and feathery at the chest, ears, stomach, legs and tail. The breed is generally intelligent, dignified and noble. Of all the setter breeds, the San Diego Gordon setter puppies are the heaviest.

The San Diego Gordon setter puppy is slender but very robust when it comes to structure. It has a deep head and a long muzzle. The muzzle has an equal length to the skull and has a well defined stop. The nose is black and broad. The teeth make a scissors bite. The breed has dark brown oval shaped eyes. The ears are low set and at the same level as the eyes. The tail is not docked and the dewclaws are often removed. The coat is soft, short and wavy and shiny.

Temperament

The Gordon setter puppies San Diego are very loyal and obedient. They are sweet tempered, polite, devoted, and enjoy human companion. They are also great with kids. They are skilled hunters with a great nose. The breed may be aloof with strangers. It is good with other house pets but may dominate if there lacks human leadership. Proper communication is essential to establish good leadership.

Once you get your San Diego Gordon setter puppies, it is crucial that you train and socialize them early enough. They need a firm and calm owner. However, if they sense you are either passive or meek, they will certainly become difficult to deal with. When socialized with house pets early enough, it will get along with them perfectly. They get along with foreign dog breeds and are friendly with everyone including children.

Health

This dog breed is generally healthy. However, you must watch out for such issues as:

  • Hip dysplasia
  • Eye diseases: cataracts and progressive retinal atrophy
  • Bloat

Care

The San Diego Gordon setter puppies need to have daily brisk walks. Their soft and flat coat needs regular brushing and combing. You should also check for tangles and burrs. Special care should be taken when the dog is shedding. Bathing should be done only when necessary.

Average Size

Height: 23 to 27 inches

Weight: 45 to 80 pounds

Life Expectancy

10 to 12 years

Typical Use

Used as a family pet, a gundog or a sporting dog.

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