one of a Scottish breed of medium-sized setters having a black-and-tan coat.
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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
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a breed of large setter originating in Scotland, with a black-and-tan coat
Word Origin for Gordon setter
C19: named after Alexander Gordon (1743–1827), Scottish nobleman who promoted this breed
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