Setters and the Pointer (English)

Irish Red and White SetterIrish Red and White Setter

The magnificent Pointer with its unique head is as legendary as the Setters. Historically these dogs were used to assist hunters to capture game. Their popularity rose in the 1800's when shotguns came into general use. The first recorded British dog show held in Newcastle upon Tyne in England in 1859 was exclusively for Setters and Pointers. So historically, these breeds are very important, their glamorous looks ensuring their popularity for the future.

Irish Setter

Irish and Irish Red and White Setters

Although the Red and White Setter appears to be the older of these two breeds and an obvious descendant of 'setting spaniels', it is the Irish Setter that is better known today. The Irish Setter is a comparatively modern breed whose rise in popularity began around the 1860's with the advent of dog shows. Now almost two centuries later, his ... »» Read more...

Eng Setter Danielle

English Setters

The History of Setters relates how the English Setter is one of the first breeds of Setters to be recognszed as a pure breed. From our earliest dog Shows, his affectionate nature, beauty in the show ring and usefulness in the field kept him in the forefront of the dog world not only in Britain, but also in Australia. »» Read more...

Gordon Setter Profile Jayne

Gordon Setters

The History of Setters relates how Setters originated. But the Gordon or Black and Tan Setter was originally bred to find game birds that lived in the steep, rugged heather-covered slopes of Scotland. Although this extremely robust dog never enjoyed the same popularity as a field or show dog as his English or Irish Setter cousins, his substantial build and ... »» Read more...

Pointer Head Exaggerated

Pointer (English)

The Pointer is one of our most recognisable Gundogs. His unique head with its slight depression under the eyes, makes his large large nose look slightly upturned. As a working dog he has the ability to freeze, a trait that was necessary for shooting with primitive guns. Today his graceful symmetry and athleticism makes him a stylish show dog. »» Read more...