English Setter Golden Retriever Mix


The English Setter Golden Retriever Mix, is a mixed breed dog resulting from breeding the English Setter and the Golden Retriever. Both of these dogs can be friendly but personalities differ, so you never know. The English Setter is known for being strong willed, affectionate, and energetic. All dogs need proper socialization and that will be a big factor in how they interact with others. What does this mixed breed look and act like? Is it more like the English Setter or the Golden Retriever? Those are the questions we will try and answer below. Continue reading below to see pictures, videos, and learn more about the beautiful English Setter Golden Retriever Mix.

While we really recommend that you acquire all animals through a rescue, we understand that some people might go through a breeder to get their English Setter Golden Retriever Mix puppy. That is, if they have any English Setter Golden Retriever Mix puppies for sale.

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English Setter Golden Retriever Mix History

All hybrid or designer dogs are tough to get a good read on as there isn’t much history to them. Breeding specific dogs like this has become common in the last twenty years or so even though I am sure that this mixed breed found it’s share of dogs to the shelter due to accidental breeding. We will take a closer look at the history of both parent breeds below. If you are looking at breeders for new, designer dogs please beware of Puppy Mills. These are places that mass produce puppies, specifically for profit and don’t care at all about the dogs. If you have a few minutes, please sign our petition to stop puppy mills.

English Setter History

Setters are a common type of hunting dog. There are depictions and history of them in England as long as 400 years ago. They were more than likely a cross of various types of hunting dogs, including pointers and spaniels. Two fellas named Edward Laverack and Welshman R.L. Purcell Llewellin are credited with breeding the modern English Setter in the 19th century. These guys were Englishmen. They crossed Gordon Setters with Pointer and Irish Setters among other breeds to get the English Setter. The English Setter is a great hunting companion as well as family dog. They are very high energy with a strong scent and speed.



Golden Retriever History

You are reading a history of the second most popular dog in the United States, according to the American Kennel Club. The Retriever was developed in Scotland, at the highland estate of Sir Dudley Majoribanks, later known as Lord Tweedmouth. Like many people of his era, he spent a lot of time trying to perfect different breeds. In fact this guy spent a great deal of his life breeding all kinds of different dogs to get various breeds. He was an avid waterfowl hunter so with the Golden Retriever he was looking for a strong, avid hunter but also a dog that was even-tempered in the home. Through various iterations and the breeding of many different breeds of dog, the Golden Retriever slowly emerged.
The Kennel Club in England officially recognized the Golden Retriever as a distinct breed in 1911. At that time, they were classified as "Retriever — Yellow or Golden." In 1920, the breed name was officially changed to Golden Retriever. The AKC officially recognized the breed in 1932.


English Setter Golden Retriever Mix Size and Weight

English Setter
Height: 24 - 27 inches at the shoulder
Weight: 65 - 80 lb.
Lifespan: 10 - 12 years

Golden Retriever
Height: 20 - 24 inches at the shoulder
Weight: 55 - 75 lb.
Lifespan: 10 - 12 years


English Setter Golden Retriever Mix Personality

The English Setter and the Golden Retriever are known for being courageous and protective. They are also very loving dogs. This dog will require a very strong and firm owner who makes sure to assert that they are the alpha and not the dog. They are cautious, yet non-threatening with strangers, and are affectionate towards family and children. Early socialization helps take care of any bad habits that could develop. She responds well to positive reinforcement, like all dogs. She should be rather affectionate and enjoy spending lots of time with you. Don’t plan on leaving her alone for long periods as he won’t do well alone. She wants to be with the “pack.”


English Setter Golden Retriever Mix Health

All dogs have the potential to develop genetic health problems as all breeds are susceptible to some things more than others. However, the one positive thing about getting a puppy is that you can avoid this as much as possible. A breeder should absolutely offer a health guarantee on puppies. If they won’t do this, then look no more and don’t consider that breeder at all. A reputable breeder will be honest and open about health problems in the breed and the incidence with which they occur. We obviously recommend that you look for a reputable animal rescue in your area to find your new mixed breed. Health clearances prove that a dog has been tested for and cleared of a particular condition.

The English Setter mixed with the Golden Retriever might be prone to joint dysplasia, deafness, hypohyroidism, among others.

Note that these are just common problems in both breeds.


English Setter Golden Retriever Mix Care


What are the grooming requirements?

Even if you know the breed, sometimes it is hard to tell if it will be a heavy shedder or a light shedder. Either way, Get ready to invest in a good vacuum if you want to keep your floors clean! Give them baths as needed, but not so much that you dry out their skin.

What are the exercise requirements?

Plan on taking them for extremely long walks and hikes to keep their energy level down. This mix will more than likely have a high energy level. This exercise will keep them from being destructive. A tired dog is a good dog. A tired dog is a good dog though. Never tie your dog up outside - that is inhumane and not fair to him.

What are the training requirements?

This is an intelligent dog that will be a little bit challenging to train. They are going to want to take the alpha position and need someone with a firm, strong, hand that can let them know their place. The best thing you can do is break the sessions into shorter daily sessions to keep their attention span higher. It might have a prey drive and be disposed to running for and chasing small prey, but if handled properly this can be managed. All dogs respond best to positive reinforcement. So make sure to praise her when she does well. She is an intelligent dog who loves to please, and loves a physical challenge. The more exercise she gets the easier she will be to train. Proper socialization is imperative to all dogs and puppies. Make sure to take her to the park and doggy day care to get her around as many people and dogs as possible.


English Setter Golden Retriever Mix Feeding

"A lot of times diet is done on a per-dog basis. Each one is unique and has different dietary requirements. Most dogs in the U.S. are overweight. A mix like this one that is prone to hip and elbow dysplasia should really be on fish oil and glucosamine and chondroitin supplements as soon as possible. A good diet to look into is Raw Food Diet. A raw food diet will be especially good for the Wolf background.

Overfeeding any dog is not a good idea as that can really exacerbate health problems such as elbow and hip dysplasia.

I good diet to look into is Raw Food Diet. A raw food diet will be especially good for the Wolf background."



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