Learn about the temperament and personality of the Gordon Setter. Discover what he’s like to live with, his traits and characteristics and how he generally behaves.
Gordon Setter Temperament
The Gordon Setter makes a loyal and loving companion who is equally happy as a gundog or an agility competitor. These are confident dogs who are not blindly obedient, but they do well in obedience, rally, tracking, and flyball competitions. They love outdoor activities and will take as much exercise as you can give them. The Gordon Setter is intelligent, interested, capable and curious. They need to have a job, and if they don’t, and become bored, they can become destructive. You didn’t want that rug, did you? This is a dog who needs to be part of the family and will be exceedingly loyal you. They are naturally protective of their family and home, especially children. This breed is gentle and patient with kids, especially when raised with them. They are alert and make good watchdogs and are naturally reserved with strangers. They are very impressive talkers with quite a vocabulary of sounds they use to boss you around. The Gordon Setter is happy, fearless, devoted, affectionate, bold, and outgoing. And their tails never seem to stop wagging. Just remember that this is a dog who needs to exercise every day, or he won’t be a happy dog.
Gordon Setter Training
The Gordon Setter is intelligent and quite easy to train. He learns new commands quickly at an above average rate.
Gordon Setter Shedding
The Gordon Setter sheds a fair amount of hair. You’ll find hair stuck to your couch, carpets, clothes and everything else in your home.
Gordon Setter Grooming
The long coat of the Gordon Setter requires brushing a few times a week to keep it tangle-free.