Welcome To The English Setter Association website.
This is the national breed club for the English Setter in the United Kingdom. It was founded in 1951 and has around 700 members worldwide. The English Setter Association aims to support those who own the breed as companions as well as those who wish to show their dogs. These pages will provide information on all aspects of owning an English Setter as well as all activities of the Association and its members.
To pause scrolling, place pointer on moving text Please support the ESA Open Show, details and schedule now available, click Notice Board. English Setter Registrations breakdown 2020 see Notice Board/ Registrations 2020 Members 2021 Yearbook Pages click About ESA/ Members Pages 2021 Judging Lists now available click - Judging Lists Cushing Disease research project, click Heath then Cushings for details. This is a just a polite reminder that ESA subs were due on 1st January 2021 English Setter Show Champions and Champions 2000 - 2020 by Kate Thomson, for further information see About Breed, Books
English Setters played a huge part in the life of our dear friend Pauline Malins. Knowing this, her family and friends paid tribute by generously donating to The English Setter Association Welfare (ESAW). The trustees are very appreciative of their kindness and wish to thank them on behalf of all the English Setters and owners needing the help of our charity.
Over the past 12 months during the Covid 19 lockdown demand for puppies have increased together with unscrupulous people ready to take advantage of this situation. Highly inflated prices have been shown for English Setter puppies on some of the commercial websites. If you are considering buying an English Setter puppy the advice is to do your research first especially if you have not owned the breed before. You can visit the Kennel Clubs 'BePuppywise' campaign, see www.thekennelclub.org.uk/be-puppywise for information, English Setter Association members also comply with the clubs 'Code of Ethics', see Ethics.pdf.
Is the puppy you are buying registered with the Kennel Club from a reputable breeder. If the puppy has no Kennel Club registration the breeding could be questionable and from a puppy farmer or irresponsible breeder. Reputable English Setters breeders have a considerable knowledge and understanding of breeding, pedigrees, diet and health conditions. The puppy should be seen with its mother, both parents should have been hip scored, microchipped and these days are mostly BAER (hearing) tested, documentation should include all details together with Kennel Registration and a minimum 3 Generation Pedigree. The price of an English Setter bought from a reputable breeder should be in the region of £1500. When buying also make sure that the puppy meets the Kennel Club's recommendations and the Associations Code of Ethics. Reputable breeders will always provide information on the puppy’s diet and worming advice, new owners can rest assured that their new puppy has been well reared. You will also be able to get help and support for your puppy if needed.
Details of available litters can be found on the English Setter Association website or contact puppy
co-ordinator Julie Weller at firstname.lastname@example.org
If further information is needed please contact any English Setter Association member or ESA Secretary, Christopher Bird at email@example.com
We are pleased to announce that having received notification from the Charity commission ESAW has been entered onto the Register of Charities and is now a registered charity.
A special mention and our thanks must be made to Gill Paterson, Sheree Parrish & Lynn Davis for their outstanding fundraising efforts for ESAW.
For the Rescue, Rehoming & Welfare of English Setters in the UK.
Mrs Valerie Foss
Miss Glenis Williams
Mr Christopher Bird
Mrs Val Isherwood
Mrs. P. Colton
Mrs. J. Dennis
Mr. R. Green
Mrs. A. Harding
Mrs. V. Hollis
Mrs. L. Howarth
Mrs. C. Jennings - Sharman
Mr. N. Kelly
Mr. P. Lawton
Mrs. C. Normansell
Mr. S. Pitts
Mr E Stephenson
Mr. A. Swannell
Mrs. C. J. Tucker
Mr. L . Weller
Mrs. P. Williams
Mrs. M. Withey