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Llewellin Setter


Developed from the English Setter bloodlines, the Llewellin Setter is an excellent hunter, tracker, retriever and watchdog. This breed is fairly popular in the United States.


The Llewellin Setter is a large breed dog with males and females measuring up to 26 inches in height and weighing up to 65 pounds in weight. This breed has an oblong shaped head forming into a rectangular muzzle. The space between their ears is rounded and broad, with two large, pendant shaped ears hanging alongside of their face. Their two eyes are almond size, medium in size and generally a light hazel to black in color. Their tail is long in length, tapers to a point and carries long hair as it is held out and upwards. Their coat is short to medium in length, soft and is available in lemon belton, orange belton, liver belton, tri color, blue belton and chesnut belton.


The Llewellin Setter is a dog of many talents but also a wonderful personality. This breed does great with children of all ages as well as other dogs. This breed is known for being affectionate, patient, loving, kind and calm when indoors, and extremely playful and active while outdoors. This breed does require an active family who will participate in dog friendly activities with their Llewellin Setter to ensure that they are too, part of the family. Early socialization and obedience classes is always recommended. This breed requires a calm, firm and confident owner who can keep things in a routine and remain pack leader. This breed is sensitive with tone of voice and positive reinforcement training methods are the only ones recommended.


This breed does shed. Daily brushing and bathing when needed.

Special Notes

Please fully educate yourself about the Llewellin Setter prior to adding one to your family to ensure you are able to provide a life long physical and financial commitment. This breed requires a properly installed fence or properly fitting harness and leash while outdoors at all times. All dogs originate from wolves (Canis Lupus). Each breed of dog was originally created by mixing different breeds together in an effort to bring forth certain characteristics. Once a breeder has created acceptable “breed characteristics” within their bloodline and these “breed characteristics” have shown to be reliably reproduced in the offspring for three (3) generations, the bloodline may be upgraded from the category of “foundation stock” to “pure-bred”. The same “pure-bred” breed standards vary from different continents, countries, territories, regions, breed clubs, and canine pure-breed registries depending on the goals of their breeders. Dog DNA testing companies can have accurate results for a specific bloodline of a small colony of dogs. However, there are tens of thousands of different bloodlines in the world which have not yet been tested for marker baseline results by Dog DNA testing companies as of 2017. For this reason Dog DNA testing companies do not guarantee the 100% accuracy of their breed lineage results and will also show different marker results for the same pure-bred breed in different continents, countries, territories, regions, breed clubs, and canine pure-breed registries depending on the goals of their breeders.

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