Setters and the Pointer (English)
The magnificent Pointer with its unique head is as legendary as the Setters. These dogs mesmerised the game by staring at them so the huntsmen could capture them. The History of Setters relates how these breeds were first developed for fowling, which is capturing wild game by throwing a net over them. By the 1800's when shotguns came into general use, the game would be shot. It is recorded that the very first 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 good looks retaining popularity for almost two centuries.