Our dog, Pepper, found us instead of us finding her. One early morning before dawn, I was driving home, when I saw a small shape running down the street. At first, I thought it was a fox or something, but as I looked closer I saw that it was a dog. I knew it had the chance of getting hit so I stopped and opened the door and stepped out of the car. The dog started to run towards me and jumped in the car where she promptly sat down in the passenger seat and looked at me smiling a doggy smile. I didn't know if she would bite me or not, but she looked at me calmly.
I took her to the police station but since it was 4 in the morning, no one was there (don’t know why) so I ended up calling the county sheriff who came to get the dog. They asked if I wanted to be notified if no one got her in a week to adopt her, and I said of course! From the back of the cruiser she looked at me with mournful eyes, as if asking why I was leaving her.
A week later the pound called me to say no one had claimed her. In talking to the animal control officer, we both agreed that she was a beautiful dog and so well behaved and friendly, we just couldn't figure out why anyone would leave her.
I came to find out she is an English Setter about 5 years old. It was apparent she was abused as she was underweight and cringed when my husband would talk loudly or move suddenly. After a couple of weeks, she decided herself that my husband was alright, and in fact they are inseparable. She jumps for joy when he comes home from work and he always saves a corner of his sandwich from lunch for her. It is so cute; I have never seen a grown man act like he does with her. They are the cutest thing, and our kids just adore her and she feels she must constantly lick them clean all the time.
She is a joy and makes us laugh with her 'singing' and talking' and how she has to insinuate herself wherever we are. I am so glad she found us. Our dog, Pepper, found us instead of us finding her. One early morning before dawn, I was driving home, when I saw a small shape running down the str...
The English Setter is a hunting dog by nature and are great at retrieving, hunting,
pointing and agility. They are a medium to large dog, very active and love the outdoors
This dog needs plenty of daily exercise to be healthy and happy.
Caring for your English Setter would include daily brushing of their silky coat and
extra grooming is needed when they shed. The furminator
is great for this. Bathe or dry shampoo
Setters will not respond well to harsh treatment. This breed can also become very
vocal and might bark excessively unless you
him not to from an early age. Though responsive they can be difficult to train because they tend to have a mind oftheir own so you need to start a consistent training program when they are young.
The Setter is a sociable breed with strangers and other dogs. Because this dog is easy going, mild mannered as well as affectionate, gentle and good with children they make an excellent family dog.