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The Winner!

The Grand Champion of the South Puckerbrinster Dog Show

Tuco the Dog Goes to Eleven

My runnin' buddy - Tuco The Dog

My runnin’ buddy – Tuco The Dog givin’ me the “WTF Dad?’ look.

From Wiki – the AKC describes the Gordon Setter temperament as “alert, interested, and confident. He is fearless and willing, intelligent, and capable. He is loyal and affectionate, and strong-minded enough to stand the rigors of training.” Gordons are intensely loyal to their owners; thrive in an attentive, loving environment; and are good family dogs. Puppies and adult dogs can be quite boisterous, and although they are patient by nature, may not be suitable for households with very young children. Gordons are sensitive and empathic, eager to learn, and need firm but gentle handling. Early socialisation and obedience training is important. They are known as great talkers. The breed is one of the slowest to mature, not hitting prime until three years of age or more, and will show puppy-like characteristics well into their older years.

Gordons were bred to run, and require 60 to 80 minutes of vigorous exercise daily. Young dogs should not be over-exercised or begin agility training until they are at least 18 months old, to avoid joint problems later in life. Because of their hunting instincts, Gordons should not be allowed to roam freely if unsupervised, as they are apt to wander into a potentially dangerous traffic situation while following a scent.

 

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6 comments to The Winner!

  • Bob G

    After reading your blog for a while, I found another that I think you might like:

    http://woodsroamer.blogspot.com/

    And if not, well, it won’t hurt you any.

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    • Andrew

      Thanks!

      I have tried him before and can’t. We live in different universes.

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      • Bob G

        Okay. Different universes is exactly what I like to find. This one gets mighty cramped from time to time.

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  • Nancy Klune

    Oh goodie! So Miss Kathy has two juveniles to deal with. 😉

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  • joel

    “will show puppy-like characteristics well into their older years.”

    This describes many of my high school classmates.

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