Gordon Setter in the movies.
Gordon Setter has appeared in films such as.
White Bim Black Ear.
In 1977, the film White Bim Black Ear was released based on the book
of the same name by Gavriil Troepolsky. the story of Gordon Setter of an unusual
color named Beam. an English setter was filmed as an albino Gordon Setter.
Breed standards may change over time. Both appearance standards and standards regarding
breed character or working qualities may change. The works of art of the early years depict the
most typical representatives of the breeds of that time.
Comparing with the modern appearance
of the breed, you will be able to assess how much the breed has changed over time. Also
of interest are archival photographs of specific breeds, which you can find on the Internet
in specialized forums about the breed.
Historical reference of the
breed and subgroup.
Setters This group of long-haired island cops
was formed in England at the beginning of the last century. The basis for their breeding was a
primitive long-haired pointer of Spanish origin, which should not be confused with modern bird
hound spaniels. Later, when breeding setters, the blood of a pointer, a greyhound,
a poodle and even a Scottish shepherd was added to the long-haired Spanish dogs.
It should be noted that until 1860 there was no division of setters into separate breeds.
And only at the second English exhibition of hunting dogs in Birmingham, the breed of Irish
setters was singled out from the group of setters. And a year later there was a final division
into English, Irish and Scottish.
As a rule, animals work flawlessly in any climatic
conditions, as hunters-athletes have repeatedly convinced themselves.
These dogs do not even
pay attention to cutting grass. Moreover, setters not only withstand frost and heat, almost
without suffering, but also become truly tireless hunters. It happens that, exhausted from many
hours of walking through swamps and fields, you look at him and again find a taste for hunting.
Observing the work of other cops, I had to be repeatedly convinced that the long silky hairline
of setters is indeed their indisputable advantage over short-haired cops. Without belittling the
hunting qualities of the latter, it should be noted that the setters more fearlessly climb
into any seemingly impenetrable bushes and reeds. Injuries happen much less frequently.
The animal is quite comfortable for indoor keeping. The little troubles that the setter's
long hairline still causes are fully compensated by the affectionate, often resembling
tenderness, attitude towards the owners, when the dog is ready to lie quietly
for hours, watching their actions.
Those who do not have the opportunity to keep
a dog in the house should know that setters endure the winter well in a booth in the yard.
To do this, it must be insulated and placed in a place protected from the wind, worrying in
advance about a good bedding.
In such conditions, dogs from autumn acquire thick hair with a dense
and warm undercoat, and then they are not afraid of even the most severe frosts.
The breed was bred in Scotland on the basis of old English black and tan hounds, as well as
Spanish marriages and brown water spaniels. Formed by the middle of the 19th century.
These black and tan dogs are perhaps the heaviest and most warmly dressed among the setters. By
the name of the famous breeder Duke Gordon, who was engaged in selection in the twenties of the
last century, they are often called Gordons. They are distinguished by a more balanced character
among all English cops.
These dogs arouse the sympathy of many hunters. They are characterized
by a moderately passionate search with a heavy, but fairly fast gallop. The dog holds its head
high. The riding manner of searching for game by the smell of the bird itself, and not its
trace, is characteristic. Gordon skillfully uses the wind and air currents for this.
The pull is calm, sometimes with wagging of the tail. The dog moves confidently, unhurried
step. The solidity of all movements is typical. The stances are distinct, balanced and calm,
rational, sometimes the cop looks back at the approaching hunter. Holds the head on the rack
not lower than the level of the withers. The tail, as a rule, is calm, semi-drooped.
The back is
straight, the hind limbs are set back and apart, the muscles are not tense. The throw during the
eyeliner is relatively high, moderately calm.
What are the main features of this dog breed? It
should be above average height, powerful, with massive but not coarse bones and well developed
muscles, relatively massive head and free wide movements. The head is raised high, the look is
lively, attentive. The construction type is solid. Temperament mobile, energetic, balanced. Devoted
attitude towards the owner is characteristic.
The height at the withers in males is from 63 to
69 centimeters, in females it is 4 centimeters lower. Stretch index from 101 to 104.
The hairline of the Gordon Setter on the neck, back, sides, rump is long, thick, soft, straight
or slightly wavy. On the head and front of the legs short, tight fitting. A little elongated hair
is allowed on the crown of the head.
On the ears, lower chest and abdomen, the back of
the limbs is longer and thicker than on the body. There it forms feathers.
Hunter-athletes highly value the Gordon Setter for its endurance and ability to work
tirelessly in both heat and cold.
Gordon Setter is very attached to the
human family in which he lives.
Some breeds are strongly attached to one person,
others to all members of the human family, others may have a friendly attitude towards
all people in general, and the fourth may not have close ties even with the owner.
Gordon Setter are strongly attached to all members of the human family in which they live.
Strangers, however, are treated with caution.
The attitude of any dog to strangers strongly
depends on the breed of the pet, but even more strongly this attitude depends on the upbringing
and socialization of a particular individual, while socialization in the early puppyhood of a
pet is especially important in this regard.
At the same time, with children, the
Gordon Setter behaves neutrally. However, regardless of the dog's friendly attitude
towards children, a dog of any breed should not be left alone with small children.
Some breeds of dogs are more relaxed about the behavior of young children and may not
pay attention to some antics of children, however, it should be understood that dogs of
all breeds, no matter how friendly they are, should be with children only under the supervision
of the owner or adults, since in addition to the qualities of the breed in relation to children,
there are also the individual characteristics of each dog, its upbringing and previous
experience in communicating with children. Even these relationships are largely
influenced by the behavior of children.
Gordon Setters may show negative
attitudes towards other dogs.
Different breeds of dogs treat their own kind
differently, some dogs will play and interact in every possible way with dogs they meet or
live with, other breeds may try to dominate or even attack similar four-legged ones.
At the same
time, the relationship between dogs can be very different from how a dog will react to people. The
behavior of a dog in relation to other dogs and people depends not only on the breed, but also on
the socialization of a particular individual.
Communication Gordon Setter with small
pets such as hamsters, domestic rats, squirrels, chinchillas and other rodents
is best limited. Cats can get along.
Gordon Setter is suitable for
inexperienced dog owners.
Some dog breeds are easier to keep and train,
while others are more independent and even assertive and require an experienced owner.
Gordon Setter can be kept in an apartment, but a country house is much more preferable.
It should be borne in mind that they cannot stand loneliness and cannot be left
alone even for a short time.
The quality and quantity of wool allow the Gordon
Setter to comfortably endure cold and heat.
Learning and training.
All dogs can be trained and trained, but some breeds remember and execute commands
faster and more readily than other breeds. Different breeds need a different
approach to training and education. Some breeds may appear to be poorly trainable
or even stupid, however, in most cases, a dog breed's trainability is due to the stubborn or
independent nature of the dog breed or individual. Also of great importance in the trainability of
a dog is the role of what training methods the trainer uses for a particular breed.
In the book The Intelligence of Dogs, published in 1994 and written by University of
British Columbia Vancouver psychology professor Stanley Coren, the Gordon Setter is ranked
37 out of 80 in terms of learning ability. In this regard, the breed is on a par
with such breeds as the Field Spaniel, Newfoundland, Australian Terrier, American
Staffordshire Terrier and Bearded Collie.
In Professor Stanley Coren's book,
Gordon Setter is located in the group:
Dogs with above average learning abilities.
Mastering a new team from 15 to 25 repetitions. Execution of the command from the first
time: in 70 percent of cases and above.
Tendency to bark.
Among other things, breeds differ in the level of noise, or rather,
in the frequency of their barking.
Some breeds can bark all the time without stopping and never
get tired of barking at every stranger or strange dog that passes by your house or by herself,
other breeds bark only on business, when it is necessary in her opinion, and still others
can only give a voice in exceptional cases.
The Gordon Setter is quite prone
to barking for no reason.
But these dogs are not particularly
distinguished by the desire to gnaw. The desire to gnaw and taste everything is
common to puppies of all breeds, but as adults, different breeds have varying degrees
of propensity to explore the world with their teeth. Gordon Setter is
not prone to such pranks.
Activity and energy level.
According to the level of charge and activity, breeds can also be divided into active and calm
or even lazy.
An active dog will require constant walks, training and frequent mental stimulation
from you. Calm and less energetic dogs will be happy with short walks around the house and will
gladly share your desire to lie on the couch at home. This feature should be taken into account
when choosing a pet, since the unfulfilled needs of an active animal will be realized at home on
the things and objects of your home. The amount of energy in the dog also determines with what desire
and for how long the dog will play games with you or with your child under your supervision.
The Gordon Setter is a very active dog.
Space for development and active physical exercises are
required. Gordons were bred to run and require 60 to 80 minutes of vigorous exercise per day.
Young dogs should not be overtrained or begin agility training until they are 18 months old
to avoid joint problems later in life.
In addition, many breeds have an innate desire to
chase moving objects and animals, the degree of this desire may vary from breed to breed. If this
innate instinct is highly developed in a dog, you need to carefully monitor the pet during a walk
and keep it on a leash, since any moving object can provoke the dog to chase, even if it is a car
that can harm the animal, at such moments the dog can disobey the call of the owner and switch all
your attention to the moving target. In addition, such breeds pose an additional danger
to small domestic animals and birds.
The Gordon Setter has a prey instinct, so you
should keep a close eye on the dog during walks so that some moving object or animal
does not prompt him to pursue.
Passion for vagrancy and love of freedom.
Some breeds have a tendency to cover long distances on their fours, for which they were
bred, so these dogs, following their instinct, will not miss the opportunity to escape
from you and run a couple of kilometers, despite your calls.
Sled dogs, hounds and
bloodhounds are mainly inclined to such walks. Due to their hunting instincts, Gordons should not be
allowed to roam freely unsupervised, as they tend to wander by scent and can get themselves into
a potentially dangerous traffic situation.
Tendency to drool.
The amount of saliva produced depends on the characteristics of the breed.
Some breeds salivate so much that they can leave marks on the carpet, on the sofa, on the
floor and on you, other breeds also salivate, but this happens in much less quantities.
Luckily the Gordon Setter doesn't salivate much.
But the amount of wool that the Gordon Setter leaves behind is quite noticeable.
The amount of dog hair in your home and on your clothes depends a lot on what breed
you choose, some breeds shed all year round, others only seasonally, others hardly
This characteristic of the breed can be important depending on where you plan
to keep the pet, whether members of your family are allergic to animal hair, and how
important it is to you in general.
Some breeds may require a lot of grooming and attention due to coat characteristics,
muzzle shape, habitat, or the general health of the breed. Well adapted to apartment life.
The coat needs to be brushed regularly.
Otherwise, this is an average breed of dogs
in terms of the complexity of keeping.
General health of the breed
on a 10-point scale.
The general health of dogs of this breed
and the possibility of the appearance of genetic diseases in them can be assessed
on a ten-point scale of 9 points, that is, they are quite healthy dogs with a minimum
number of genetically predisposed diseases.
Although Gordons are not as prone to
hip dysplasia as many large breeds, they can suffer from the condition.
health problems may include hypothyroidism, gastric volvulus, and eye conditions such as
progressive retinal atrophy and cataracts.
The life expectancy of the
breed is typically 10 to 12 years..