Re: big settters
Posted by David Kennedy on 8/1/2012, 10:14 pm, in reply to "Re: big settters"
: You can't really define size by weight. As
: an example Jetsetter weighed around the 45
: lb area before he ran in the National. When
: we had him in the National in 09 he weighed
: 52 lbs. The average Joe would have never put
: that kind of muscle on a dog. I have seen
: really fine boned, thin chested dogs that
: were real leggy that weighed less than super
: thick, stocky, short legged dogs. IMO a dogs
: proportional confirmation is more important
: than size. Although I do want them big
: enough to see.
Jim is right, you can't really judge them completely by weight. It's just the easiest way to do it and get a "ballpark" estimation. I've had setters on both ends of the spectrum from 30 pounds to 65 pounds. I like the middle of the road sizes best. I like them leggy, and little bit shorter coupled. I like a female in the 40 to 42 pound range and males around 47 to 50. If they have the right proportions they can run and have stamina and style. If you look at enough of them, you'll figure out what you like eventually. To each his own.