The black and tan coat of the Gordon Setter is this
breed's distinct feature. It is soft and shiny with the hair hanging
longer on the ears, stomach, chest, legs and tail.White is permitted
slightly on the chest though it is not desirable. Besides their
beautiful coat, they have a deep set oval shaped skull. Their eyes
are dark brown with tight lids. Their ears are set low and are almost
in a direct line with their eyes. Their long muzzle is proportioned
to their body and extend into their broad, blacknose with open nostrils.
Their neck is very long and lean and their top line is perfectly
flat. They have a short tail with a fringed coat that hangs down
when the dog is pointing. Their legs are thin yet muscular and are
straight as they meet the small cat-like feet with well arched toes.
This breed is prone to bloat, dysplasia and eye diseases.
Gordon Setters are not recommended for apartment life because they
enjoy running free in the comfort of their own yard for extended
periods of time. When possible, running outside with their family
members is fun.