Animal Stories - English Setter


Animal-World Information about: English Setter

  Known for its endurance, the English Setter is most commonly used as a bird dog, as well as being a good pet.
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Val - 2011-09-27
English Setters are wonderful dogs but they are dreadful puppies! If you can survive the first 18 months with one, you are home-free. You will need an ample supply of bitter-apple products to protect your wooden furniture (particularly chair legs) and I would strongly advise obedience training. But they really are fantastic dogs once they mature - loving, loyal, sweet-natured and cuddly.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-09-27
    Sounds like you were busy ---- they are excellent pets though. Puppies can be a pain at times but they are cute.
  • erin - 2012-12-30
    You are SO right about them being dreadful puppies! Ours wasn't a chewer but was always into or up to something. He's such a good boy now at two that you'd never know he was such a little hellion for the first few months!
  • mk baker - 2013-05-07
    Stop...don't believe everything you read (on the internet in particular.)I've had many dogs of all breeds - 'drop-out' seeing eye dogs, dogs from'Pet Finders.com,' - etc. My only 'pure' dog was kind of pushed upon me by my youngest daughter. Her first great love was the son of a family who, for generations, has bred and trained champion fied trial and bird hunting, English setters. I have to admit that my Grouse Ridge English Setter is the greatest, loving addition to our family. That INCLUDES from her puppy-hood. GROUSE RIDGE ENGLISH SETTERS are supreme Englisg Setters!
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miranda - 2010-03-30
Hey! That's my dog, Luke!

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  • Editor's Note - 2010-03-30
    Luke is one beautiful dog!
  • David Brough - 2011-04-07
    You must have been at a dog show in the L.A. area a couple years back? And yes.. that's one beautiful pup!
  • stan - 2011-05-28
    Great cattle dogs too!

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