A long-haired dog formerly trained to crouch on finding game but now to point.
Any of various breeds of gun dog, called “setters” because they were trained to crouch or “set” on the sight of game to be pursued. They stand about 66 cm/26 in high and weigh about 25 kg/55 lb. They have a long, smooth coat, feathered tails, and spaniel-like faces.
The Irish setter is a rich red, the English setter is usually white with black, tan, or liver markings, and the Gordon setter is black and brown.