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Gordon setter

noun
1.
one of a Scottish breed of medium-sized setters having a black-and-tan coat.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; after Alexander, 4th Duke of Gordon (1743-1827), Scottish sportsman partly responsible for developing the breed
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Gordon setter

noun
1.
a breed of large setter originating in Scotland, with a black-and-tan coat
Word Origin
C19: named after Alexander Gordon (1743–1827), Scottish nobleman who promoted this breed
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breed of sporting dog dating from 17th-century Scotland, named for the duke of Gordon, whose kennels brought the breed to prominence. Like the other setters, its function is to search for game and indicate its presence to the hunter. The Gordon setter stands 23 to 27 inches (58 to 69 cm) and weighs 45 to 80 pounds (20 to 36 kg). Its soft, wavy coat is black with tan on the head, throat, chest, and legs. Noted for its appearance, loyalty, and lively temperament, the Gordon setter is generally methodical in the field

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