The dog is a beautiful, elegant, slim, white setter with blue, lemon, orange or brown speckling. Some dogs may be tricolored: blue, white and brown.
The hair is long, flat, silky and a little wavy. The eyes are large and hazel, the nose is dark, and the moderately long ears hang downward. The ears, tail, legs and underside are all heavily feathered.
The English setter is a gentle, friendly, placid dog that is especially good with children. He is mild-mannered and sensitive and loves to both give and receive affection. These dogs are known to be alert and protective of their families and territories, but will calm down quickly when told to.