Llewellyn Setter

Llewellin Setter
Vital Statistics:
Place of Origin: England
Group: Gun dog
Height: 22-24 in.
Weight: males, 45-60 lbs., females, 35-50 lbs.
Life span: 10-12 yrs.
Trainability: moderate
Good with children: yes
Good with other pets: with house pets & early socialization,
but high prey drive makes them unpredictable.

What is the origin of the Llewellyn Setter?

The Llewellyn (or Llewellin) Setter’s bloodlines can be traced back to the 1860s. Sportsman R.L. Purcell Llewellin, considered by some as eccentric, was an avid bird hunter, developed this setter for field work. Llewellins are separate from English Setters although sometimes misakenly lumped together. Llewellyns are descended from the oldest breed of setters known since the 1500s. They are considered by many as the ultimate gun dog.

What does the Llewellyn Setter look like?

Llewellins are 22-24 inches tall. Males weigh 45-60 lbs., females are 35-50 lbs. Ears are pendant. The tail is carried high. Coat is single and flat, straight and medium long with feathering on the ears, tail and legs. Colors are white with colored patches and ticked. Belton (meaning ticking with no spots) coloring is blue and orange with no spots. Coat should be brushed daily. Check ears regularly.

What is the temperament of the Llewellyn Setter?

The Llewellyn Setter is an intelligent dog, eager to please, natuarlly non-aggressive. But as with all dogs, they should have early obedience training and socialization. They are very sensitive to harsh commands and should have positive training. They are excellent with children. Llewellyns have good dispositions, are very affectionate and like to cuddle. They have a high prey drive and may not be good with small animals, but get along with other dogs and cats. Llewellyns need vigorous exercise and a good run in a safe area. They are better suited to living in a house with a good-sized yard and a secure fence.

What are Llewellyn Setters used for?

Llewellyns are excellent gun dogs used to hunt birds. They excel in field trials.

Most of all they are loving, affectionate family members

Possible Health Issues

Hip/elbow dysplasia, deafness, hypothyroidism, eye diseases, allergies, umbilical hernia, cryptorchidism (failure of testicles to descend).

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