Gordon Setter Breed Maintenance
The coat of the Gordon Setter will require grooming two to three times each week if you want to avoid the formation of tangles and knots. You may also want to prevent the formation of ice balls and debris inside the paws by trimming the fur between the toes and on the bottom of the feet. Baths every week or two can also be beneficial, but can be done less frequently as long as the brushing occurs often enough. Due to their hanging ears, they may develop ear infections, which is why it is vital to clean your dog’s ears weekly and keep them clean by wiping the inside using a dampened cotton ball with a cleanser. These dogs can develop bad breath if they do not receive proper dental hygiene, which is why you must give their teeth a brushing at least twice a week. This will also help prevent buildup and gum disease. If they do not get worn down naturally and can be heard clicking on the floor, your dog will most likely require a nail trim. This can be needed one or two times each month.