St Louis Dog Boarding
While some dog boarding places takeof all shapes and sizes there are others like this dog boarding place in St. Louis that only accepts one breed: the Gordon Settter. Gordon setters are coal-black with tan features, in comparison to Irish setters, which are red and English setters, which are white with speckles. Gordons have tan on their feet and lower legs, vents, and muzzles, and two distinctive tan spots on their chests. Their coat is long and silky on chest, ears, stomach, and leg feathering, and slightly wavy. They are the heaviest of the setter breeds, and the slowest, with males reaching 27 in at the shoulder. Historically, Gordon Setters did not have the long, flowing coat as seen today. In the early 1800s, a Gordon Setter was not necessarily black and tan. Dogs from the Duke of Gordon were found in black and tan, black and white, and black, white, and tan. Setters are often said to be stupid. In reality, however, they are very intelligent in being able to figure out how to get out of enclosures and the like. The perception of stupidity probably relates to their fairly contemptuous attitude towards conventional dog obedience. Gordon Setters are intensely loyal to their owners but can take a few minutes to warm to strangers. They are good family , laid-back and loving, though not recommended with small children as they can be boisterous. It is really quite a sight when you walk into this St. Louis dog boarding facility and see all these Gordon Setters.