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English Setter

The English Setter goes way back; it is a breed of dogs that have been notably existent since the 19th century. Athleticism and endurance are some of the breed’s strength. Famous for its use as a gun dog, this breed is desirable among dog owners who are seeking a fairly obedient dog that has a very good work ethic. Discover more about our English Setter puppies for sale below!

The English Setter exists in different colors; common ones are the Blue Belton, Orange Belton, Tri-color, Liver Belton, Lemon Belton, Chestnut Belton. 

The English Setters can significantly vary in their look depending on whether it is a show-bred or field bred English Setter. The field-bred have a lesser coat and better body build compared to the show-bred

Breed History

The name which has been given to this breed hints strongly on its history; setting dates back to when hunting was a major activity among humans. The breed must have been around for a long time; findings have shown evidence similar to the breed from the past. 

A writing that was come across in 1576, written by Dr. Johannes Caius gives rise to speculation about the dog’s history. The writing particularly seemed to be a pointer to the existence of the Blue Belton. 

The English Setters were used for game and hunting birds especially, having a good sense of smell. They froze on sighting prey and wait for orders from their owners. 

The present-day Setters owe their appearance to Edward Laverack and R. Purcell Llewellin respectively. Laverack being the first to develop the strain for the breed. Liewellin developed his strain much later by crossing with the best of Laverack’s dogs.


It could come as a surprise to many that a powerful hunting dog can be needful of affection; its natural demeanor shows independence and the ability to handle situations effectively. 

However, the English Setter is a dog that also loves attention and affection. It has a very playful; and fun side of it. It is important to keep the English Setter physically active; a lack of exercise can lead to frustration. Frustrated dogs make a mess exerting excess energy mostly in destructive activities. 

Being a good companion is also one of the good things about English Setters. Similar to most dogs they can become aggressive if they are not well taken care of and ignored. 

However, they can be jovial and lively when enough care is given. The English Setter is good for children, it is friendly towards them. 


The English Setter thrives in large spaces. They are very active dogs that love to exercise a great deal; running is one of their favorite things. 

You don’t want to cramp this breed in a small space. A family setting will be good for the English Setter; it loves attention and plenty care it can get from a family is ideal for the dog’ s wellbeing.


The English Setter is an energetic dog that requires plenty of exercise. The ideal requirement for keeping such an energy-dissipating dog is a large space. 

The owners of the dog breed should be ready for lots of walking jogging and mental exercises to keep the dog as calm as possible when indoors.


Careful grooming is required. A great deal of it. They have lots of hair in specific areas; the legs and tail, and being a very active dog, the grooming might be quite tedious. 

The coat of the dog should be combed and brushed everyday, it is important so that you can get all the dirt hiding within the dog’s fur. 

Special attention should be given so that attacks from ticks and other dangerous parasites can be curbed. The English Setter is a hairy outdoor dog that is energetic, so grooming is going to have to be serious business.

Our English Setter puppies for sale come from either USDA licensed commercial breeders or hobby breeders with no more than 5 breeding mothers. USDA licensed commercial breeders account for less than 20% of all breeders in the country. 

The unregulated breeders who are selling outside of the USDA regulations and without a license are what we consider to be “Puppy Mills.” We are committed to offering English Setter puppies who will grow up to become important members of your family. We only purchase puppies from the very best sources, and we stand behind every puppy we sell.

Contact us today to learn more about the availability of our English Setter puppies for sale. We look forward to helping you find your next family member. Our pet counselors can answer any questions you have about our English Setter puppies.


Top Ten Frequently Asked Questions about the English Setter

How long do English Setters live for?

The English Setters have a lifespan of 10 to 12 years. Well cared dogs can live as long as 12years

Are English Setters heavy eaters?

Adult English Setters do well with eating twice a day. Three to four meals for young ones and you can adjust it to two times per day by the time the dog is about 13months old.

Do English Setters have any illnesses peculiar to them?

The English Setters aren’t known to fall sick very often. They usually go about their lives with little=e or no health complications, However, over time they are likely to develop cancer after 10 years, which is also rare

How badly do English Setters shed?

They shed a lot of hair. However, brush and grooming regularly would have taken off most of the hair

How long before English Setters eventually die?

Despite the lifespan of 10 t0 12 years, English Setters can live about two years more and this is not an uncommon scenario, 

How energetic are English Setters?

The English Setters exert a lot of energy. They are so full of energy that they need big outdoor spaces to keep them active  

Do English Setters bark often?

No, they are likely to bark mostly to express that they are unhappy. They would also back in a bid to be aggressive when trying to protect

Are English Setters destructive in the house?

A frustrated Dog can be very destructive. Destruction is it way of expressing frustration, so if you don’t have time for very tough workout regime, then English Setter isn’t the dog for you

Do English Setters behave aggressively?

They are friendly and make good companions, An English Setter that is well taken care of wouldn’t pose a risk of being aggressive.

How easily trained are English Setters?

English Setters aren’t hard to train, however, if they become adults before training is not introduced, there would be some level of difficulty in getting them trained.

The English setter is a dog that is energetic and friendly. It’s easy going nature and confidence makes it a good dog breed to have.

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