Gordon setter


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Gordon setter,

breed of large sporting dogsporting dog,
classification used by breeders and kennel clubs to designate dogs bred for pointing, flushing, and retrieving game. These dogs hunt by air scent—as opposed to most hounds, which are ground scenters—and their quarry is primarily game birds.
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 developed over centuries in Scotland and brought to prominence there by the fourth duke of Gordon in the early 1800s. It stands from 23 to 27 in. (58.4–68.6 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs from 45 to 75 lb (20.4–34.1 kg). The flat or slightly wavy coat is long and shiny and forms fringes, or feathers, of longer hair on the ears, chest, underside of body, back of legs, and tail. It is coal black in color with tan markings, usually chestnut or mahogany, on the head, throat, chest, and inside of hind legs. The Gordon was introduced into the United States by Daniel Webster and his friend George Blunt in 1842, and since then the breed's popularity has spread widely. Although slower than the other setters, it hunts with great accuracy and endurance. See dogdog,
carnivorous, domesticated wolf (Canis lupus familiaris) of the family Canidae, to which the jackal and fox also belong. The family Canidae is sometimes referred to as the dog family, and its characteristics, e.g.
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Gordon setters were developed as a hunting dog at Gordon Castle during the 18th century by Alexander Gordon, the 4th Duke of Gordon.
Gordon setters were similarly developed in the U.K.
In a bid to raise awareness of the dogs, Angus and Zara have invited Gordon setters and their owners to join them in the Country Sports arena at noon on Sunday as they attempt the largest gathering of this breed.
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Hundreds of people will be attending the Gordon Castle Highland Games to join in with a world record attempt for the largest gathering of Gordon setters.
Over the decades Alexander refined his breeding program, thanks in part to outcrosses with setters on nearby estates, and eventually developed a specific type of hunting dog that became known as the Duke of Gordon setter. Initially these dogs were tri-colored, but over time the characteristic black-and-tan coloration associated with the modern Gordon setter became the standard.
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MY 6-YEAR-OLD Gordon setter Meg has had right rear leg lameness that has slowly gotten worse over the past year.
| Gordon Setter Club of Scotland Open Show, Ravenstruther Hall, 10am.
The Gordon Setter Club of Scotland's championship show in Cochrane Hall, Alva at 10am.
Higher on the ridge 1 saw Pete, Tom's lanky Gordon setter, sweeping along the rim of the canyon in search of birds.
I leave you to decide SHOW NEWS November 9 | Gun Breeds Association of Scotland championship show, Highland Hall, Ingliston, 8am | Scottish Border Terrier Club championship show, Victoria Hall, Selkirk, 9.30am November 10 | Weimaraner Club of Scotland championship show, Lanark Agricultural Centre, 10am | Scottish Shetland Sheep Dog Club open show, Cochrane Hall, Alva, 10am | Gordon Setter Club of Scotland open show, Ravenstruther Hall, 10am Future shows November 30 | North of Scotland Toydog Society open show, Arbroath.