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A setter of a black-and-tan breed, used as a gun dog.
- ‘The German longhaired pointer owes its looks and temperament to several of the long-haired continental bird dogs, as well as the Irish and Gordon setters.’
- ‘A special spotlight is being cast this year on 28 homegrown breeds - including the bloodhound and the Gordon setter - deemed by the Kennel Club to be ‘vulnerable’ due to their waning popularity.’
- ‘In both 2001 and 2003, the program had 20 Gordon setters that were available for adoption in Texas.’
- ‘Extremely thin or fat dogs are discouraged on the basis that under or overweight hampers the true working ability of the Gordon Setter.’
- ‘Gordon Setters must have regular opportunities to vent their energy and do interesting things’
Mid 19th century: named after the 4th Duke of Gordon (1743–1827), who promoted the breed.
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