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Gordon setter

Gordon setter, breed of large sporting dog developed over centuries in Scotland and brought to prominence there by the fourth duke of Gordon in the early 1800s. It stands from 23 to 27 in. (58.4–68.6 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs from 45 to 75 lb (20.4–34.1 kg). The flat or slightly wavy coat is long and shiny and forms fringes, or feathers, of longer hair on the ears, chest, underside of body, back of legs, and tail. It is coal black in color with tan markings, usually chestnut or mahogany, on the head, throat, chest, and inside of hind legs. The Gordon was introduced into the United States by Daniel Webster and his friend George Blunt in 1842, and since then the breed's popularity has spread widely. Although slower than the other setters, it hunts with great accuracy and endurance. See dog.

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Gordon setter

Gor·don set·ter • n. a setter of a black-and-tan breed, used as a gun dog.

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