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English Setter

Athletic and good natured (other names: Llewellin Setter, Llewellyn Setter, Laverack, Lawerack)

English Setter
origin:Great Britain
life expectancy:13 years
classification:Gun dog
height:61 to 69 cm
weight:25 to 30 kg
exercise: Demandingtraining: Easyclimate: Temperategrooming: Needs groomingfeeding: Mediumsize: Large
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History [ edit ]

Setters have a long history, but owe their improvement and nowadays look to Edward Laverack.

There are evidences of this breed existence since late middle age, making it the oldest Setter. However their ancestors are uncertain. It is suggested that the English Setter resulted from the crossbreeding of the Water Spaniel and the Spanish Pointer, there are many who add Springer types to the bowl.

We can pick up history in the early 1800s when Edward Laverack decided to perfect this English Setter so that it would be recognizable as a breed. Their effort of 35 years paid of. The English Setter was recognized by its beauty and elegance. Another English breeder, Purcell Llewellin, view the field potential of the English Setter and dedicated his efforts into breeding them