The Gordon Setter is a substantial, well-constructed, black and tan gundog, standing 23-27 inches tall and weighing 40-80 pounds. The breed traces to Scotland and likely originated in the early 1600s. The Gordon achieved notable popularity in th emind-1800s as a breed of outstanding hunting ability and reliable, friendly temperament. Fanciers of the breed today, like the Gordon fanciers of yesteryear, are captivated by the breed’s blending of beauty, instinct, and family orientation. The coat may be straight or slightly wavy but not curly, with long hair on the ears, under the stomach, and on the chest, requiring daily brushing to keep it neat and attractive.