This handsome black and tan dog thrives on companionship and activity.

Vital Stats

Height: 23 to 27 inches at shoulder
Weight: 45 to 80 pounds (males average 67 pounds, females average 57 pounds)
Coat: soft and shiny
Life span: 10 to 12 years or more

Summary
Originally bred to hunt pheasant and quail, Gordon Setters are still fine hunting companions and field trial competitors. They also compete in obedience, conformation, and agility and are a terrific family and companion dog.

Full Gordon Setter profile on DogTime.com

Amount of shedding:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Compatible with kids:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Wanderlust:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Intelligence:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Mouthiness:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Potential for weight gain:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Predatory tendencies:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Tendency to bark or howl:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Drooling potential:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Ease at being home alone:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Friendly toward strangers:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
General health:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Dog friendly:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Apartment appropriate:
1 out of 5 stars (1.0 / 5)
Average:
2.9 out of 5 stars (2.9 / 5)