Dog Breeds Gallery

We've brought together dog breeds from all over the world including Australia so you can learn more about their history, habits, personalities, and unique abilities. The more you know about dogs, the more you love them. Browse the dog breeds list below to read more about your dream dog.

Gordon Setter

Gordon Setter
The name Gordon Setter was given to the breed due to its close links with the fourth Duke of Gordon and his ancestral home in Scotland at Gordon Castle. The Duke had a strong kennel of working dogs in the early 1800s and he was known to favour the beautifully marked Black and Tan Setters.

Black and fallow dogs were mentioned in early writings from the 17th Century and although others were bred along different lines from the Duke of Gordon's dogs, the breed has been named in his honour as one of its main founders.

AVERAGE LIFESPAN

These delightful dogs usually live to 12 years, but Gordon Setters can easily live up to 14 years of age given the right food and lots of care and attention.

BREED PERSONALITY, CHARACTERISTICS AND TEMPERAMENT

The Gordon Setter has a character all of its own. It is quick and alert, but must be neither aggressive nor shy. This is not a dog that adapts well to life in a kennel, but one that needs and demands attention for its proper development. The Gordon Setter returns love and attention with unwavering loyalty.

It has a strong protective sense towards members of its family and home, but usually will readily adopt its owner's attitude to strangers or visitors. This extreme loyalty and intelligence makes the Gordon Setter an excellent pet, as well as one which has a record of success in both obedience and field work.

COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER PETS

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CARE REQUIREMENTS

As the owner of a Gordon Setter you will need to ensure that your dog has proper housing, feeding, exercise and training. A safe, fenced yard and a bed in a draught-free area is a must. Above all else, a Gordon Setter needs lots of your time and company. Take your Gordon Setter out on a lead for regular walks. A dog that barks excessively is likely to be bored and needs more of your attention and a change of scenery.

Please take note:
Heat stress can kill your dog - make sure it is not left in a car or trailer for even a few minutes. To cool your dog down, do not put wet towels on its back but rather, place it on a cool wet surface in a shady spot, using fans if necessary to increase air circulation.

IDEAL OWNERS

Anyone with the time and dedication required to groom and exercise an active animal.

IN CONCLUSION

If you have decided that the Gordon Setter is the dog for you and you are willing to provide it with plenty of activities so that it does not become bored, then contact one of the groups listed below:


Recommended Breeders

Breeder Name Kennel State
Esther Joseph www.gordonsetter.com.au VIC Contact
Karen Gay Charnnah QLD Contact
Linda Beer Deveron VIC Contact
Meg MacCormick Clanset NSW Contact
Kerry Bell Lochtay NSW Contact
Christine Rethers Merrowlea NSW Contact
Carol Nicol Latchmere VIC Contact
Ann Finlayson Tahtan NSW Contact
Carolyn & Steven Bennett Carnoustie SA Contact
Mick & Marg Nicol DRUMDAROCH VIC Contact
Karen & Frank Hogan Taram NSW Contact
Philip Gatt Glenae NSW Contact
SUE NATOLI KEMSLEY VIC Contact
Elena Adams Ratharsair VIC Contact
Kerry Bell Lochtay NSW Contact


*** We have vetted and approved these independent breeders as meeting, at the time, our criteria for the reliable breeding, feeding, care and sale of suitable quality puppies of this breed. This does not mean that other breeders do not meet these criteria or are not otherwise suitable suppliers. Nor can our vetting and approval guarantee the quality of a breeder or puppy or that you will be happy with them. We disclaim any liability for the quality, acts or omissions of these breeders or their and our approval of breeders is not a substitute for you making all appropriate enquiries and checks (including veterinary checks) before choosing a specific breeder or puppy.


Canine Clubs

  • Australian Capital Territory:
    Dogs ACT
    (ACT Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 815
    Dickson, ACT 2602
    Tel: 02 6241 4404
    Fax: 02 6241 1129
    Website: www.dogsact.org.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • New South Wales:
    Dogs NSW
    (Royal New South Wales Canine Council Ltd)
    PO Box 632
    St Marys, NSW 1790
    Tel: 02 9834 3022
    Fax: 02 9834 3872
    Website: www.dogsnsw.org.au
    (Details current as of 10/10/2013)
  • Northern Terrority:
    Dogs NT
    (North Australian Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 37521
    Winnellie, NT 0821
    Tel: 08 8984 3570
    Fax: 08 8984 3409
    Website: www.dogsnt.com.au/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Queensland:
    Dogs Queensland
    (Canine Control Council (Queensland))
    PO Box 495
    Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
    Tel: 07 3252 2661
    Fax: 07 3252 3864
    Website: www.cccq.org.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • South Australia:
    Dogs SA
    (South Australian Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 844
    Prospect East, SA 5082
    Tel: 08 8349 4797
    Fax: 08 8262 5751
    Website: www.dogssa.com.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Tasmania:
    Dogs Tasmania
    (Tasmanian Canine Association Inc)
    The Rothman Building
    PO Box 116
    Glenorchy, Tas 7010
    Tel: 03 6272 9443
    Fax: 03 6273 0844
    Website: www.tasdogs.com/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Victoria:
    Dogs Victoria
    (Victorian Canine Association)
    Locked Bag K9
    Cranbourne, Vic 3977
    Tel: 03 9788 2500
    Fax: 03 9788 2599
    Website: www.dogsvictoria.org.au/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Western Australia:
    Dogs West
    (Canine Association of Western Australia Inc)
    Cnr Warton & Ranford Rds,
    Southern River, WA, 6110
    Tel: 08 9455 1188
    Fax: 08 9455 1190
    Website: www.dogswest.com
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)