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.

ESA Yearbook 2024

Kate Thomson has kindly agreed to continue as editor of the yearbook for a further year.

We are pleased to confirm that the cost of the 2024 Yearbook will remain unchanged at £50 for a single page and £90 for two pages, even though there have been price increases on almost everything else you buy this year. 

There is also an option for those who advertise in the yearbook to have a page feature on the website (especially for those who do not have their own website), which will be available free of charge if received and paid before December 24th. After this date, there will be an additional charge of £10.00. The final closing date for all copy is 31st January 2024.

If you wish to feature your English Setter(s) in the 2024 Yearbook, remember to have the photograph(s) taken while there is still plenty of time. Please ensure that the photograph(s) sent are of good quality and need to be a minimum size of 1500px x 1000px, and the A5 feature needs to have a 3mm page bleed on all sides. Make sure you have permission to use if photo(s) are download from any website.

Please send your single or double-page feature by post, email or CD together with payment to: -
Mrs K Thomson
2 Sarazen Court
West Lothian
Scotland, EH54 8SW

ESAW 2024 Calendar

The ESAW calendar is now available to purchase, details below or email Chris @
1 calendar @ £8.50 inc p&p
2 calendars @ £15.49 inc p&p
3 calendars @ £22.62 inc p&p
4 calendars @ £30.98 inc p&p
Thank you to all who already ordered,
calendars will be posted from Tuesday 31st October 

To download this page please click Here


ESA Platinum Show

You can watch the streaming of the April Platinum Show by using the links below:-
Click here for - Facebook

The Setter & Pointer Club
Championship & Open Shows, 25th November 2023

CH SHOW, for full details click -
OPEN SHOW, for full details click -
Contact: Hon Secretary Mrs. K. Reid for further information on 01526 343630

Advice on buying an English Setter Puppy

Over the past two years 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, or contact English Setter Association members who 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 an irresponsible breeder. Reputable English Setters breeders have a considerable knowledge, an understanding of breeding, pedigrees, diet and health conditions. The puppy should be seen with its mother, both parents should have been hip scored, micro-chipped 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 paid is up to the purchaser, but please be aware that the puppy will require inoculations and to raise a puppy correctly the cost of feeding your new addition should also be considered
.  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. Contact puppy co-ordinator Chris Bird on or
 make an enquiry with one of our listed breeders, click English Setter links

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


Chair Lady
Miss Glenis Williams


Vice Chair Lady
Mrs Penny Williams


Mrs Val Isherwood


Mr Christopher Bird


Mrs. P. Colton
Mr. R. Green

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  


Please use this link to email us with your enquiry