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see 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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any one of several breeds of pointing dogs used for hunting birds. Setters have an instinctive set with which they indicate the location of hidden birds and a strongly developed sense of smell. Three setter breeds have been developed: the English Setter, or Laverack Setter (England), the Irish Setter, or Irish Red Setter (Ireland), and the Gordon Setter (Scotland). Setters measure 54–67 cm high at the shoulder. The ears are pendant, and the fur is long, soft, and wavy. The most common setters in the USSR are the English and the Irish breeds, which were first raised in Russia in the second half of the 19th century.


any of various breeds of large gun dog, having silky coats and plumed tails
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The Llewellin is a line of English setters originally bred by sportsman R.
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Once the setter learns to jump set, he or she should jump set all the time.
crosses behind the setter to hit a quick set, again following the path of the ball.
Included is a photo of Micah, my current Gordon setter, on his first pheasant hunt in 2007.
Taylor Kasha, who transferred from Paraclete of Lancaster, made the transition from outside hitter to setter.
com editor John Tawa created the Andi Collins award to not only honor the top senior high school setter in the country, but to keep alive the memory of John and Patty Collins' daughter for years to come.
Specifically, FASB said the IASC should be structured as a self-sustaining standard setter with an independent decision-making body, an independent oversight body, secure funding and a single, technically competent and centrally located staff.
A second later, Colmore returned with Nelly, a small, racy dog that looked like an English setter with Ann-Margret hair.
Evans, a senior setter, has led a team that was expected to struggle after graduating two of its top players in recent program history to a surprisingly strong start.