The English Setter is a quick, quiet
worker with an excellent nose. They have a coat that keeps them
comfortable in both hot and cold
weather. They are a very gentle
and calm dog; friendly and
excellent with children. Setters are
easy going, loving all the affection
they can get. They are exuberant
and vivacious outdoors, but
relatively inactive indoors.
With meek owners they will become
willful. They need authoritative, calm,
but firm, confident and consistent
owners. Field types are bred for
hunting and field trial work and are
generally smaller and lighter. They
have a high energy level and need
daily exercise. The dominancy level
in English Setters varies even within
the same litter.