The Gordon Setter Poodle (Miniature) Mix, is a mixed breed dog resulting from breeding the Gordon Setter and the Poodle (Miniature). Both of these dogs can be friendly but personalities differ, so you never know. The Gordon Setter is known for being fearless, eager, and alert. 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 Gordon Setter or the Poodle (Miniature)? Those are the questions we will try and answer below. Continue reading below to see pictures, videos, and learn more about the beautiful Gordon Setter Poodle (Miniature) 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 Gordon Setter Poodle (Miniature) Mix puppy. That is, if they have any Gordon Setter Poodle (Miniature) Mix puppies for sale.
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Gordon Setter History
The setter is an incredibly old breed of dog. Black and tan dogs that were setters were in Scotland around the year 1620. They were obviously bred to hunt and retrieve and just happened to be beautiful dogs as well. The fourth Duke of Gordon is credited with really refining the breed. He favored their black and tan coloring although prior to his influence they were black and white, tricolor, as well as red. The Duke passed away in 1827 but his influence on the breed was carried on by his heir, the Duke of Richmond. The first known Gordon Setters came to the United States in 1842 and officially took its name in 1924. These first dogs were purchased by Daniel Webster and George Blunt in 1842.
They were recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) as early as 1892. It is still a relatively common breed in the States.
Poodle (Miniature) History
The Poodle originally came from Germany, just like the Rottweiler. So, this is a German sucker. The other names it goes by are the Pudelhund or the Caniche. What this is referring to is the Miniature Poodle. They were initially bred for collecting waterfowl for hunters. They are known for being extremely intelligent as well as very good swimmers. Their funky haircuts came about to make them more buoyant in the water. While there are three sizes of Poodle they are not individual breeds just small Poodles bred to get small Papillon Poodles. They are hypo-allergenic so are good for families with allergies and are highly intelligent and eager to please which means they are good at training and learning. They are loyal and good natured dogs but highly energetic so need a lot of stimulation and exercise.
Height: 23 - 27 inches at the shoulder
Weight: 45 - 80 lb.
Lifespan: 10 - 12 years
Height: 10 - 15 inches at the shoulder
Weight: 10 - 15 lb.
Lifespan: 10 - 18 years
The Gordon Setter and the Poodle (Miniature) might be a little bit spunky. They can be an inquisitive little fella so keep on the lookout for that behavior! All dogs need attention and don't want to be left alone. That's why you have a pet, right? Plan on putting forth effort to socialize her as this will reap dividends in the long run. Please use always use positive reinforcement even though they can have a mind of their own. Enjoy being with your new mixed breed and love the relationship you will have with them.
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 Gordon Setter mixed with the Poodle (Miniature) might be prone to joint dysplasia, gastric torsion, pra, among others.
Note that these are just common problems in both breeds.
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