English Setters were were originally bred on estates of English country gentlemen, who crossed old spaniel and pointer breeds to create hunting dogs who would sit quietly, or “set,” when they located game birds. The breed’s popularity grew in Britain, and later America, as the development of reliable hunting rifles gave rise to breeds known as “gundogs.”
Till this day our dogs still fit to the original function. They are all pointing wild birds and some of them are trained as hunting dogs.
Most of Simarilion setters passed some form of hunt tests. Our dual bitch TILLIA Simarilion is one of the few English Setters to own both Champion International d’exposition and VGP hunt test diploma.