Country/Date of Origin: France/1500s
The first rudimentary setter was developed in France in 1500, obtained from the Spanish pointer and the French pointer. Three centuries later it was brought to Great Britain where its true developer was an extremely intelligent breeder, named Sir Edward Laverack, who developed the English Setter from early French hunting dogs in the early 1800s.
There are two variations of the Setter:
1) The Laverack Setter - Laverack's dogs are known for their great beauty, and are therefore foundation stock for many of today's top show dogs.
2) The Llewellin Setter - Llewellin's dogs are known for thier great hunting abilities.