Description and characteristics of the Scottish Setter dog hound (Gordon)


The beautiful hunting dog Scottish Setter belongs to the animals of the animals. Has a second name - setter gordon. Appeared in Scotland at the very beginning of the XVIII century in the castle of the Duke of Gordon and Richmond. Named in honor of the creator, the breed was later improved by a breeder by crossing with a collie and bloodhound. This is a breed of gun dogs. Not too common and popular in comparison with other setters.

From the history of the breed

The stately and beautiful hunting dog Scottish Setter is descended from black and tan English dogs that have been known on the islands since the 17th century. Similar to the current setters, animals were first described in sources that date back to 1776. The Scottish ancestors are considered to be Irish and English setters, Bloodhounds, Collies, and possibly Labradors and Spaniels.

The Duke’s Castle became the main "base" of breeding the Scottish Setter breed. Gordon Setter is a dog that has come a long way of breeding. Active work on the formation and improvement of the breed began at the beginning of the XIX century. Thanks to the efforts of the famous dog breeder - the Duke of Richmond, one of the owners of Gordon Castle - the very first standard of this breed appeared in 1860. However, more often these dogs are called Gordon Setters.

The first exhibition of hunting dogs, held in England in 1859 in the city of Newcastle, was won by Gordon Setter D. Jobling. The first field competitions were held in Bedford in 1865. Gordons won three prizes.

In 1892, the Scottish setter gordon, a hunting dog breed, was officially recognized by the American Animal Lovers Club. They began to breed in the Scandinavian countries, Russia, France. At the beginning of the last century, Gordons were renamed Scottish Setter again.

In 1924, the Scottish setter gordon (hunting dog breed) was recognized by the English Kennel Club. The ICF recognized these wonderful animals called the Gordon Setter. More than sixty years later (1988), the breed standard was seriously revised. It is in this edition, with minor changes, it exists today.

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The beauty of these dogs seems completely natural and at the same time carefully thought out by someone. A noble and elegant dog of a large size, quite tall, folded remarkably harmoniously, with well-developed muscles. The backbone is powerful, strong legs, sparkling hair and intelligent, all understanding expressive eyes. In a word - the aristocrat.

Growing males within 66 cm, bitches - 60 cm. Weight not more than 29.5 kg. Scottish Gordon Setter is a dog that has a head with a wide skull, a rather long deep muzzle and, of course, with a pronounced transition to the forehead.

Soft, slightly wavy or straight, but not curly, tight-fitting, silky. On the stomach and the lower surface of the body, as well as the tail, ears and on the back of the limbs, the coat is much longer. It forms a triangular suspension, from the base of the tail, it tapers to the head.

The standard allows for a coal black with a bluish glossy sheen and a bright nut or mahogany tan. The location of the sign and its manifestations are strictly regulated, any deviation is considered a marriage.

Breed description

In Russia, these animals are not too common. The Scottish Setter hunting dog is a great Pointing Dog. Specializes in finding game and indicating its location. Despite the original Scottish origin, the breed standard is fixed for England.

Very interesting animal - Scottish setter. Dog breeds intended for hunting are not always distinguished by such a spectacular exterior. Gordon Setter - the embodiment of beauty and excellent working qualities of an excellent hunter. Many animals with good performance are not distinguished by refined and noble beauty. Scotsman in this sense - an exception to the rule.

Soviet and Russian dog breeders probably remember well the magnificent film “White Bim the Black Ear” (1977). The dramatic and touching story of the Scottish Setter is not quite the standard color named Bim. Selfless devotion to their owner is the main feature of these animals.

Gorgeous and amazing dog - Scottish setter Gordon. The nature, price of these animals not only allow, but also oblige to raise from a cute puppy not only a skilled hunter, but also a faithful and devoted companion. These intelligent animals have a calm, balanced character. They are cheerful and energetic, but at the same time prudent and clever, surprisingly resilient, possessing a wonderful instinct.

The Scottish setter's hunting dog very quickly becomes attached to the owner and all households, they are always friendly, sincerely and openly express their tender feelings towards the person, require constant attention, and are ready to take the most active part in all the owner's affairs. Gordon Setter selflessly loves the man who raised him. He is ready to give him his devotion and love all his life. A dog of this breed does not tolerate loneliness - very sad.

Scottish setter communicates perfectly with children. He perceives other pets as quite friendly; he treats strangers with distrust and is somewhat wary. Gordon Setter has a well-developed instinct for the defender, the guard, but oddly enough, the watchmen turn out to be useless. Aggression can only be to other dogs.

Proper care for the breed of dogs Gordon Setter

It is not recommended to keep the Gordon Scottish setter in a city apartment, as she is very active and needs to move a lot. Most comfortable she will be in the courtyard of a private house, but in any case not on the chain.

Setter Gordon needs long walks, active and active games and systematic training. If the owner loves to ride a bike or prefers to run in the morning, then his pet will be happy to keep him company.

It must be said that the wool setter requires careful daily care. This will require a good steel comb. In addition, dogs of this breed need regular trimming and bathing.

Use a special soft dog shampoo. In rare cases, you can use shampoo for people (for dry hair). Be sure to use a balsam conditioner. To dry wool, you can use a hairdryer.

Scottish setter Gordons live an average of about 12 years. The breed is generally healthy, but because of its very impressive weight, there is a predisposition to joint dysplasia. These dogs can be disturbed by eye diseases, such as cataracts and retinal atrophy.

Often, Scottish setters experience bloating, so they should be fed fractional - in small portions several times a day.

Upbringing and training

The Scottish setter has a very strong psyche, so he easily endures the complexity of training, which should be quite tough. According to dog handlers, the Gordon Setter belongs to a group of dogs with above-average intelligence.

Pursuing the education and training of Scots, the owner must be patient. The fact is that it may take from 15 to 25 repetitions for your pet to master the command.

Feed setter Gordon must be twice a day. It is desirable that the percentage of fat in food does not exceed 16%. In the summer, your pet needs plenty of drink. The rest of the time, the dog should have free access to fresh water. It should be changed at least twice a day. Going to a long walk, do not forget about the water supply.

History reference

The Scottish Setter is a real Scotsman and the most powerful of the setters. This unique breed of the dog bred was bred in Scotland at the end of the 18th century by the duke Gordon. He crossed the bloodhound, the founder of the hounds, with a collie, a shepherd and service dog. In honor of him, and named, recognized throughout the world, a breed of the cops setter-Gordon.

The famous American Kennel Club American Kennel Club recognized the breed in 1884. And in 1924 recognized the English Kennel Club English Kennel Club. They love this dog and in Russia. The All-Russian Scottish Setter Festival is held annually in the Vladimir Region.

Setters are great hunters


Exceptionally hunting dog for hunting birds. It has an excellent scent. Feeling game, stands still in the rack. It brings a wounded bird out of the water, an impassable windbreak and dense thickets. Being a working dog, gordon is not suitable only for domestic content. He periodically needs to hunt in nature.

But in the search canine unit of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, he showed himself perfectly. Saved not one human life, working after earthquakes in the rubble.


Gordon is beautiful and harmoniously folded. Treats large dogs. It has muscular, strong legs, a strong straight back and a straight tail of medium length. The neck is strong, the head is large, elongated, the occipital hillock is sharply highlighted.

Ears are long, drooping, rounded. Clever, dark brown eyes. Dog's weight is from 25 to 30 kg, height at withers is 63 - 65 cm, depending on the gender. Bitch easier and lower stala. The main color of the soft, wavy hair is black. Carrion ─ chestnut or reddish-brown color.

Maintenance and care

Setter-gordon is an active dog. Needs protein food. A great option - fresh meat of cattle. Meat is completely replaced by fresh offal: tripe, spleen, heart, liver. You can boil the neck and heads of chickens with the addition of vegetables.

At the end of cooking it is advisable to add rice, carrots, cabbage. This will make food high in calories and rich in vitamins. Canned meat will do, for example: “Meal” with poultry meat, or “Dog's happiness” cold cuts, etc.

Because of their activity, gordons need protein food.

Wet canned food or dry food will be useful when there is no opportunity to prepare your pet fresh food. Dry food chemized. Therefore, in dogs, planted solely on dry food, the liver more often becomes ill.

The situation is different with feeding a Scottish Setter toddler. Starting from three weeks, the puppy should be given water, despite the fact that he is still fed milk. A nourishing, wholesome meal for a 4-5 week old puppy ─ a mixture of cow's milk with the addition of chicken yolk and 2-3 drops of multivitamins. From three weeks on, you can gradually give minced meat, chicken meat, yogurt, boiled fish.

  • Do not give pork, ham, sausages, regardless of the age of the dog.
  • It is unacceptable to allow a dog to drink water from a puddle. Water in it may be infected by rodents.

Since he is a born hunter, even if you have never led him to hunt, the hunter's instinct will wake up in him once. He zatoskuet, sour, living constantly in the apartment.

If you are a person far from nature, hunting, choose another breed for yourself, more suitable for keeping in a city apartment and short walks on a leash.

During active walks in the forest, the dog can bring prey

This is an important point in the content of the Scot. His coat is very beautiful. It should be combed at least twice a week. From the walk, he often brings burrs in it, tenacious seeds of plants. All this must be combed out with a special comb.

Gordon lain 1-2 times a year.

In case of bad weather, paws should be washed, periodically sheared off wool from them, so as not to collect urban mud with admixtures of gasoline or fuel oil. Nails are clipped as they grow. This saves the paws from possible injuries.

They wash the dog once a month and 4-5 times a year make it easy to trim. Especially carefully it is necessary to monitor the condition of the ears of Gordon. Sulfur accumulated in them, dirt, mites lead to painful otitis.

  • Setter-Gordon is categorically not suitable for content in an aviary or on a leash, in a booth.
  • Without close contact with a man, the dog fades.

Gordon is friendly, gets on well in the family, is affectionate with children, playful. He is faithful, loyal to his master companion. Not trying to dominate the host, which is often found in other breeds.

It does not provoke fights with other dogs, it will calmly pass by the cat, in contrast to cocky dogs. With strangers, he is friendly, but wary, behaves with dignity, without aggression or cowardice.

All Scottish Setters are loyal to their master and love children.


Scottish setter has high intelligence and excellent memory. He quickly learns the team, is relatively easy to learn and train. At the same time, it can be stubborn and impatient. The owner should show restraint and patience. Persistently repeat the command and be sure to achieve its implementation.

After the correct execution of the command, praise the puppy. You can start learning teams in three months: on your own or in a dog club.

In this breed there are diseases: pancreas, hip dysplasia, retinal atrophy. But with proper care and maintenance, a gordon can live a healthy dog ​​until old age. Lives from 12 to 15 years. In general, this breed is characterized by good health and endurance.

Puppy prices

Scottish puppy can be bought in the kennel or go to the website "Dogman", where breeders put up ads for the sale of puppies. The price of a monthly doggie, with a pedigree - from 30,000 rubles.

Puppies are sold from 30 000 rubles

The most famous nurseries for breeding setter-gordon in Russia:

  • Moscow: Gordonov nursery Mila Grandset
  • St. Petersburg: nursery "Gordon Hall"

Breeding characteristics

The Leningrad Society of Hunters took up the professional breeding of this breed in our country. His main task was to popularize, breed and distribute dogs.

When breeding a Scottish setter use only completely healthy dogs, with mandatory requirements for the exterior and weight:

  • The height of the dog at the withers is 66 cm, weight is 30 kg, the height of the bitch is 62 cm, weight is 25 kg,
  • eye color - dark brown,
  • head dry, massive,
  • the ears are at eye level,
  • the chest comes to the elbows of the dog,
  • toes on paws tightly pressed to each other,
  • wool shiny, soft, the border of the main color and tan clearly,
  • tail at the base is thick, tapering downwards.

If you decide to start a real, devoted friend, hunting companion, you will first have to work hard, invest in it not only money, but your work, the efforts of your soul. Then this beautiful dog will pay back your expenses with interest, and the love for it will fill you and please you for many years.

Breed history

The Scottish setter is called Gordon in honor of Alexander Gordon, 4th Duke Gordon, who was a great connoisseur of this breed and created the largest nursery in his castle.

It is believed that setters are descended from Spaniels, one of the oldest subgroups of hunting dogs. Spaniels were extremely common in Western Europe during the Renaissance.

There were many different types, each specialized in a specific hunt and it is believed that they were divided into water spaniels (for hunting in wetlands) and field spaniels, those that were hunted only on land. One of them became known as a setting spaniel, due to the unique method of hunting.

Most Spaniels hunt, raising the bird into the air, which is why the hunter has to beat its flying. The setting spaniel found prey, sneaked up and stood in a rack.

At some point, the demand for large setting spaniels began to grow and breeders began to select tall dogs. Probably, in the future it was crossed with other hunting breeds, which led to an increase in size. No one knows exactly what kind of dogs they were, but it is believed that the Spanish pointer. Dogs began to differ significantly from the classic Spaniels and they began to be called simply - the setter.

A lover of hunting, he became one of the last representatives of the British nobility, who was engaged in falconry. An enthusiastic breeder, he kept two nurseries: in one he grew Scottish dirhounds, and in the other Scottish setters.

Since he preferred black and tan dogs, he focused on breeding such a color. There is a theory that this color first appeared as a result of crossing a setter and bloodhound.

Gordon not only standardized this color, but also managed to deduce from it white color. Alexander Gordon not only created, but also popularized the breed, for which she was named in his honor - Gordon Castle Setter. Over time, in English, the word Castle disappeared, and the dogs began to be called Gordon Setter. Since 1820, the Scottish setters remain virtually unchanged.

He wanted to create an ideal gun dog for hunting in Scotland and succeeded in this. The Scottish Setter is capable of operating in large, open spaces that prevail in the region. He is able to detect any aboriginal bird.

Он способен работать и в воде, но лучше проявляет себя на суше. Одно время это была самая популярная охотничья порода на Британских островах. Однако, по мере того как из Европы прибывали новые породы, мода на нее прошла, так как они уступали более быстрым собакам.

Особенно они уступали в скорости английским пойнтерам. Scottish setters remained popular with those hunters who did not compete with others, but simply enjoyed their time spending. Traditionally, they are popular in their homeland and in Northern England, in places where they manifest themselves best during hunting.

The first Gordon Setter came to America in 1842 and was imported from the nursery of Alexander Gordon. It became one of the first breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) and it happened in 1884. In 1924, the Gordon Setter Club of America (GSCA) was created, the purpose of which was to popularize the breed.

In 1949, the breed recognized the United Kennel Club (UKC). In the US, the Scottish setter remains a working breed to a much greater extent than the English setter or Irish setter, but it also remains significantly less popular. The nature of this breed is still hunting and they are poorly adapted to life as a companion dog.

Unlike other setters, breeders were able to avoid creating two lines when some dogs perform on the show while others remain working. Most Scottish setters can work beautifully in the field and participate in dog shows.

Unfortunately, these dogs are not very popular. So, in the USA they occupy the 98th place in popularity, among 167 breeds. Although there is no exact statistics, it seems that most of the dogs remain working and belong to people keen on hunting.

The Scottish Setter is similar to the more popular English and Irish Setter, but slightly larger than them and black and tan. This is a fairly large dog, a large dog can reach 66-69 cm at the withers and weigh 30-36 kg. Bitches at the withers to 62 cm and weigh 25-27 kg.

It is the largest breed among all setters, they are muscular, with strong bones. The tail is rather short, thick at the base and tapering at the end.

Like other English hunting dogs, the muzzle of Gordon is quite elegant and refined. The head is located on a long and thin neck, because of what it seems that it is smaller than it actually is. The head is rather small with a long muzzle.

The long muzzle gives the breed an advantage, as it contains a larger number of olfactory receptors. The eyes are large, with a clever expression. Ears are long, hanging, triangular in shape. They are abundantly covered with wool, because of what they look more than they actually are.

A distinctive feature of the breed is wool. Like other setters, it is medium-long, but does not limit the mobility of the dog. It is smooth or slightly wavy, should not be curly.

Throughout the body, the coat of the same length and only on the legs and face is short. The longest hair on the ears, tail and back of the paws, where it forms feathering. On the tail, the coat is longer at the base and shorter at the tip.

The main difference between the Scottish setter from other setters - color. There is only one permissible color - black and tan. Black color should be as dark as possible, without any hint of rust. Between colors there should be a clear difference, without smooth transitions.

The Scottish setter is similar in character to other cops, but somewhat more stubborn than them. This dog was created to work hand in hand with the owner and is very attached to him.

She will go for the master anywhere, form a very close relationship with him. This creates problems, as many gordons suffer if they are left alone for a long time. Despite the fact that most of all they love the company of people, they treat others as wary.

They are polite and restrained with them, but they keep aloof. This is the dog that will wait and get to know someone else better, and will not rush to him with open arms. However, they quickly get used to it and do not experience aggression towards a person.

With children, Scottish setters behave well, protect and protect them. If the child treats the dog carefully, then they will be friends. However, the youngest will be difficult to teach not to drag the dog by the long ears and hair, so you need to be careful here.

Other dogs get along well and conflicts are extremely rare. However, most of them would prefer to be the only dog ​​in the family, so as not to share attention with anyone. Socialized Scottish setters treat stranger dogs as they do strangers.

Politely but detached. Most of them are dominant and will try to take control of the pack. This may be the cause of conflict with other dominant dogs. Some males may show aggression towards other males. These dogs are trying to fight with their own kind. It is advisable to engage in socialization and education as soon as possible.

Despite the fact that the Scottish setters are a hunting breed, they have no aggression towards other animals. These dogs are designed to find and bring prey, and not to kill it. As a result, they are able to share a house with other animals, including cats.

Gordon Setter is a very smart breed, easily trainable. However, they are more difficult to train than other sports. This is because they are not willing to blindly execute commands. Any upbringing and training should include a large number of delicacies and praise.

Avoid screams and other negatives, as they will only have the opposite effect. In addition, they obey only those whom they respect. If the owner is not higher than his dog in her hierarchy, then one should not expect obedience from her.

Scottish setters are almost impossible to retrain if they are used to something. If he decided to do something like this, he will do it for the rest of his days. For example, if you allow a dog to climb onto a sofa, it will be very difficult to wean her away from it.

Since most owners do not understand how to establish themselves as leaders, the breed has a stubborn and self-willed reputation. Nevertheless, those owners who understand the psychology of their dog and control it, say that this is a wonderful breed.

The Scottish Setter is a late maturing dog. They remain puppies until the third year of life and behave accordingly. Owners must understand that they will be dealing with rather large and energetic puppies even after several years.

These dogs are designed for hunting in large open spaces. Walking and scouring in their blood, so that they are prone to vagrancy. An adult dog is smart and strong enough to find a way out of any space. The yard that contains the setter must be completely isolated.

Required more than other breeds, but not beyond. It is best to comb the dog daily, as the wool is often tangled and mats are formed. Periodically, dogs need trimming and care of a professional groomer. They molt moderately, but since the wool is long, it is noticeable.

Scottish setters are considered a healthy breed and suffer from a small number of diseases. They live from 10 to 12 years, which is quite a lot for such large dogs.

The most serious disease is progressive retinal atrophy, leading to vision loss and blindness. This is a hereditary disease and for its occurrence both parents must be gene carriers. Some dogs suffer from this disease in advanced age. Recent studies have shown that about 50% of Scottish setters are carriers of this gene.

a brief description of

  • Other names: Scotch Setter, Gordon Setter, Black and Tan Setter, Scotch Setter, Gordon Setter, Gordon Setter.
  • Growth: up to 69 cm
  • Weight: up to 35 kg.
  • Color: black with chocolate tan.
  • Wool: brilliant and soft, straight, a slight waviness is permissible, it is long on the tail, chest and ears, much shorter in body, tows on the paws.
  • Lifespan: up to 12-15 years.
  • Breed advantages: Friendly and dedicated dog owner. Very obedient dogs, friendly-minded people. Talented and tolerant to communicate with children. The complete absence of aggression towards anyone, a wonderful companion dog.
  • Difficulties: The dog needs daily grooming. In addition, this animal is excessively sociable. Setters are always ready to roam after their beloved master, wherever he goes, not leaving him for a minute. At puppy age, dogs can cause significant damage to the interior, but all features are individual.
  • Price: $850.

History of origin

The Swedish duke Alexander Gordon, ruling the country in the 18th century, was an ardent supporter of the setters. Most of his life he devoted to breeding dogs, which fully answered the personal preferences of the duke. He purposefully chose black chocolate-tipped individuals who eventually became known as Gordon's Setters.

The right hand of Duke Alexander and part-time caretaker of the nursery setters Mr. Jabba, in turn, made a great contribution to the formation of the phenotype of Gordon, which we observe to this day. It is to him that the representatives of the breed owe their unsurpassed endurance and extraordinary flair. It is precisely to these qualities that Mr. Jabba gave preference when mating the strongest and most powerful setter of the nursery.

After the death of Alexander, his case was continued by the heir of the ducal title to George Gordon, who also made a huge contribution to the popularization of the breed. And by the end of the 19th century, Scottish setter puppies were worth almost a fortune in dogs. And by the beginning of 1939, the breed was recognized by all canine organizations and the first breed standard was approved, which has undergone little change, until today.

Breed destination

Scottish Setters - typical hunting dogs, perfectly working both on land and on the water. Strong and strong animals cause mixed feelings. Visually, the dog seems somewhat heavy, but that is until the gordon starts working.

Have dogs gender differences are pronounced - bitches are much smaller than males. However, bitches are more responsible and on the hunt, and in everyday life, and on the exhibition podium.

Dogs extraordinarily vain. They proudly present themselves, showing off in the ring next to the owner. it the most eminent and titled personages of the dog world. However, gordons are considered unsurpassed hunters and until now, working in the most inaccessible places.

Animals are different absolute lack of aggression. Scottish Setters - the most peaceful and socially safe among all dog breeds. They get along well not only with all the inhabitants of their place of residence, but with those who surround them outside the home.

Gordons are among the few breeds whose aggression is considered a disqualifying vice.

Breed video review

About the most fun, agile and insanely loyal dog breed - Scottish Setter - in the video review of the channel Animal Planet. From a puppy to an adult, as well as the history of the formation of the breed in the transfer of 101 dogs - Gordon Setter, but without translation, but everything is clear:

Choosing a puppy

Depending on the purpose of the acquisition - show career or hunting line - The exterior of dogs varies considerably. But in both cases the gordon setter pups should not be fine bone or lightweight.

All litter babies should be quite plump, with strong bones and very active, with a tight belly after eating. Abdominal distention can speak only of two factors. Either these are rickety manifestations that occur in babies if their mother is over eight years old. Either a puppy has helminthiasis - the presence of worms in the gastrointestinal tract.

Watch the puppies:

  • what do babies eat
  • how active they are eating,
  • how to go to the toilet - it can be clearly seen when the puppy is recovering in the diaper,
  • how active each individual litter.

Acquainted with parents, you can get an idea of ​​how to grow a little tomboy.

If the choice is made, you need to conclude contract of salein which each party bears a certain share of responsibility.

It is advisable that when choosing a companion for many years a veterinarian participated in the transaction. He will appreciate the health of the pet, will measure the temperature before the move. The veterinarian will check to see if all necessary vaccinations have been given to the puppy, especially if you are acquiring a bred individual.

Nicknames and names

In such energetic and mobile dogs as gordons names must match their temperament. Sometimes the dog's name is tied to the country of origin.

Most often in the names used place names Scottish settlements or give nicknames on the names of historical figures Scotland - Gordon, Ike, Morgan, Lyme, Tina, Oscar, Yoon.

Care and maintenance

Gordons not adapted to life in the aviary, but with pleasure they live in private property directly in the house, therefore they are not afraid of housing maintenance. Only dogs in this case need to walk longer and give additional load, allowing you to run out completely.

Caring for Scottish Setters requires permanent combing, at least twice a week. During the molting period, the animal is combed daily.. Also, everyday care requires ears that need to be cleaned every day.

The dental system is strong, but routine inspection once a year will not prevent any dog ​​of any breed. Also requires regular treatment of dogs from parasites. Blood-sucking insects - ticks, fleas and mosquitoes - can be a source of great problems with the health of the dog and long-term treatment of the pet by the owner.

Health and heredity

Dogs are different good health, but hereditary diseases and breed predisposition to some diseases in Gordon exist. Dogs inherit eye diseases:

Gordonov observed susceptibility to diseases of the musculoskeletal system:

All setters sensitive gastrointestinal tract. With improper unbalanced diet is often observed bloating in adulthood.

Advantages and disadvantages

Gordons - intelligent, responsive and extremely loyal creatures. Communicating with animals leaves a lot of fun. Especially if the owners prefer to keep an active lifestyle and take a pet everywhere with them, playing on his desire to be the center of attention.

it true companion dogs, loyal to obsession. But dogs get along well with children, becoming for babies beautiful nannies, with all the inhabitants of the house - from frogs to cats - and even protect them from the righteous rage of the owner, when they try to behave in an inappropriate way.

Zinaida Pavlovna:

I am an old dog lover, but gordons have conquered me forever. For many years now, I have not changed the breed for their good nature, lack of conflict and the sea of ​​positive that these creatures carry. In my opinion, these are not even dogs, but some alien creatures that have accidentally flown into our land.


For those who want to have Gordon, I say with full responsibility that this is a dog with a propeller. Until the age of six months, she can spoil everything that gets her teeth. Therefore, it is possible to do repairs only after the adult has matured. It will happen by the age of two and a half. Only at this age does the power come and the mind comes.


The most wonderful breed of all the cops. These are strong and peaceful, affectionate and energetic creatures. As for the care, the wool is structural and easy to comb. Dogs are very fond of when they are scratched, so the event itself is not burdensome.

Character and Features of the Gordon Setter

The Scot is very similar to other cops, but stubbornness is characteristic of him. This dog is designed to work with the owner and strongly attached to him. Such intimacy sometimes causes problems — Gordon alone suffers greatly. In this case, to strangers, they are careful. Dogs are sufficiently and restrained with them, they are wary.

Dogs easily find contact with children and protect them, especially if the child himself treats the pet carefully. Gordons get along well with other dogs, and conflicts are very rare. But any animal would prefer to be one pet in the family, so that all attention was given only to him. Scottish setters are hunters, but they do not show aggression. These animals are bred to search for prey, but not to kill it.

Scotsman is very similar to other cops, but he is characterized by stubbornness

The setter is a very intelligent breed that is easily trained. But some difficulties are possible, as the dogs are not ready to simply carry out the commands issued to them. Education involves the use of a sufficient number of treats and be sure to praise. Do not shout at the pet and express other negative emotions, they will lead to the opposite effect. In addition, gordons obey only those who are respected. If the Scots are used to something, it is almost impossible to wean them.

Representatives of this breed are very active. They are bred for work and hunting, can be for days on the street. Therefore, they need a lot of time for walking. It is best to keep them in the yard of a private house. it should be remembered that dogs are prone to vagrancy. An adult dog is so smart and strong that it can easily find a way out even in a closed area. The courtyard where the Scot lives must be securely isolated. Gordon puppies remain up to three years and behave according to age.