An epitome of grace, strength, and stamina, the English setter boasts of an elegant, symmetrical, and athletic build. It is medium-sized and slim, weighing 45–80 pounds and standing 61–69 centimetres at the withers. It has a long head and a definite stop. Its muzzle is square and moderately deep. Depending on the dog's coat, the nose is either black or liver. The English setter has dark eyes, either hazel or dark brown, that are bright and expressive.
The English setter’s trademark is its speckled coat that comes in a variety of colours such as blue, lemon, orange, or brown, whilst the base of the coat is white. The coat is tight and lies flat without any wooliness or curls. It also sports feathering (longer fringe of hair) on the ears, chest, belly, legs, tail, and underside of the thighs.
To keep its stunning coat, the English setter must be brushed at least thrice a week or even daily. Bathing it every six weeks is also recommended to avoid that doggie smell. Trim its hairs every six weeks to maintain its neat appearance. If you're not confident to do the trimming yourself, take your English setter to a professional groomer. Don't forget to brush its teeth at least twice a week, trim its nails regularly, and clean the ears with a cotton ball moistened with a vet-approved solution.