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Gordon setter

one of a Scottish breed of medium-sized setters having a black-and-tan coat.
Origin of Gordon setter
First recorded in 1860-65; after Alexander, 4th Duke of Gordon (1743-1827), Scottish sportsman partly responsible for developing the breed Unabridged
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  • Poor old Bachelor had a violent death through fighting with a kennel companion—a Gordon setter.

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    Frank Townend Barton
British Dictionary definitions for Gordon setter

Gordon setter

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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