GENERAL APPEARANCE : Elegant in appearance, originally bred for the gallop. Built for hunting, capable of carrying weight. With a black coat with brown markings - common since before the standard was adopted for the breed - it is classified as good-natured and beautiful in appearance, fur long and smooth, with a long and flexible body, a little more stocky than the other setters. Although its qualities and training was considered easy, it did not become as popular as the setters. English and Irish .
Personality: Alert, agile, strong.
Energy Level : Very Active. Need to practice exercises.
Good with children: Yes.
Good with other dogs: With supervision.
Life Expectancy : 9-12 years old.
Bark Level: Bark when needed.
Developed at 1700s in County Banffshire, home to the Scottish Duke Richmond and Gordon's estate. With a black coat with brown markings - common since before the standard was adopted for the breed - it is classified as good-natured and beautiful in appearance, fur long and smooth, with a long and flexible body, a little more stocky than the other setters. Although its qualities and training was considered easy, it did not become as popular as the setters. English and irish. Can reach 30 kg, is a large dog that needs routine and vigorous exercise.
Country of Origin: Great Britain.
BEHAVIOR AND TEMPERAMENT: It has a friendly temperament, a gentle and calm nature. Characteristics such as courage, sociability and intelligence are very present.
Skull: Deeper than wide. The length from the occiput to the 'stop' is longer than the 'stop' to the tip of the nose.
Stop : Well defined.
Snout: Long, not pointed, not tapered.
Nose: Black, wide and open.
Jaws and Teeth: Scissor bite with strong jaws.
Lips: Well developed and fair.
Expression: Intelligent and alert.
Eyes: Dark brown, shiny. Neither deep nor prominent.
Ears : Set low, of medium length. Seated close to the head.
NECK : Long neck, thin and without dewlap.
Top Row: Level.
TAIL: Straight, carried horizontally or below the line of the back. Thick at the root, tapering to the tip, with bangs.
Shoulders: Well laid back, not loaded. With long bones.
Elbows: Close to the body and well let down.
Feet: Oval; well closed.
Thighs: Well developed.
Paws : ovals; well closed .
GAIT/MOVEMENT: Light and smooth, free and correct movement.
Hair : On the head, on the front of the legs and on the tips of the ears, it is short and fine; moderately long, flat and free from curls or ripples on all other parts of the body. The fringes, on the upper part of the ears, are long and silky; on the back of the legs they are long, thin, smooth and straight; fringes on the abdomen can extend to the chest and throat.
COLOR: Deep, glossy black with no sign of rust, with red brown markings.
SIZE: Females - 62 cm / Males - 66 cm
Any deviation from this standard should be considered a fault and penalized in exact proportion to its severity and its effects on the health and well-being of the dog.
• Aggressiveness or excessive shyness.
• Any dog that shows any sign of physical or behavioral anomaly must be disqualified.
• Atypical dogs.