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.