The English Setter Association

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 ,  click red highlight to go to page          Manchester Ch Sh result, click Show Results      2022 Show Diary dates, click Show Diary           Yearbook details, how to order your page for 2022, see About Breed/Yearbook         Important English Setter Health Survey, click Health        Kennel Club update on awards at  licensed events, see Notice Board         October 2021 Judging Lists now available click - Judging Lists          Cushing Disease research project, click Health then Cushings for details.           English Setter Show Champions and Champions 2000 - 2020 by Kate Thomson, for further information see About Breed, Books

Now that Christmas is over, perhaps it is time to start thinking about putting a page in the Yearbook. Some beautiful adverts have already been sent, and you have until January 31st to add yours to the book. For further details click this link - Yearbook

Just a gentle reminder that the ESA subscriptions of £10.00 are now due. These can be paid by standing order or paid direct to our treasurer at . Full details are on the this website, click MEMBERSHIP.  

Our apologies to those members overseas but unfortunately due to the exceptionally large rise in postal charges abroad we have to increase oversea’s membership to £20.00.

Notice for anyone attending Crufts 2022.
To save any disappointment please be aware of the Covid entry requirements at the NEC for Crufts 2022 by using the link below. Once on the NEC website scroll down to Covid 19 Status Pass details.

Advice on buying an English Setter Puppy

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 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

If further information is needed please contact any English Setter Association member or ESA Secretary, Christopher Bird at

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English Setter Association Welfare (ESAW)
has gained charitable status

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.

Meet the Officers & Committee


Mrs Valerie Foss


Chair Lady
Miss Glenis Williams


Vice Chair Lady
Mrs P 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. T. Lewis


Mr. G. Morroll
Mrs. C. Normansell
Mr. S. Pitts
Mr. E .Stephenson
Mrs. K. Stephenson


Mrs H. Stewart
Mr. A. Swannell 
Mrs. C. J. Tucker 


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