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Whether you own or are contemplating owning this beautiful breed for showing, working, or for the pure pleasure of having an English Setter as part of your family, the breed's biddable temperament and ability to fit in to family life makes them a most beautiful canine companion. We hope the information contained in these pages will be helpful and informative.

The breed has minimal health issues but those to be looked out for are Hip Dysplasia and Inherited deafness. The ESAV has developed a Code of Practice - Breeding to which all members must adhere. Full details are on the Health page. Note: There are breeders of English Setters who are not members of the English Setter Association of Victoria, so it is the buyer's responsibility to ask if their breeding stock has been screened for HD and deafness, and to ask for proof of the results.

Find out more about this beautiful breed by reading though our pages.


The weekend of 5/6/7 May this year was a busy one for a number of Victorian English Setter club members and supporters.

The ESAV had a stand at the Dog Lovers Show at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre, thanks to Michaela Barraclough's organising. Long days for some tired dogs and people.

Here's a photo of our breed on the stage with Dr. Harry.
They were so happy to talk to the people and created a lot of interest!

ESAV Inaugural Field Trials for Pointers & Setters

Fortunately there were enough birds for a result: The Novice winner was Pointer Dog Walteela Golden Flash bred and handled by Joe Camilleri; The Open winner was also a Pointer Dog Rip Rap Rebel owned and handled by Barry Oliver.

Of 12 Novice entries, 5 were English and in the Open one English from nine entries. The best performed English Setter on the day was in the Novice, Linda Atkinson's Quailpoint Linda's Choice CD RA. Well done!

Next on the calendar ...

Get on your winter woolies and come join the Gordon Setter Club Winter Walk on Sunday 30th July at Studley Park in Kew. 10.30 is the time! There's coffee and muffins on offer at the Boathouse after the walk!
The flyer has more details.... View PDF here

Forward on to all Setter, Pointers and friends you think might be interested in participating.

The Gordon Setter Club Fun Field Training Day is being held on Sunday 6th August at Diggers Rest commencing at 10 am. Cost for non GSCV members is $15 a head and includes a BBQ lunch. The flyer has all details and bookings are essential. View PDF here

All Setters and friends are invited to both events.

Contact our Secretary, Brett or President, Peter for more information.

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Office bearers and committee 2017:
Peter Price
PO Box 2122, Templestowe Heights 3107
Ph: 0412 530 420
Brett Price,
PO Box 2122,
Templestowe Heights
Phone: 0403 734 402
Heather Beasley
PO Box 214, Beaconsfield 3807
Ph: 0410 462 745
Michaela Barraclough
Richard Beasley
For further information or availability of puppies or adult dogs, please email the Office Bearers above , .... or contact us by phone.
A Membership Form can be downloaded here .... MEMBERSHIP FORM PDF

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