• Adopted: 03-08-09
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 18 mos
  • Size: 40 lbs
  • Color: Tricolor
  • Cats: Unknown
  • Dogs: Yes
  • Traits:

Dicken is a very affectionate, playful fellow.  At eighteen months he still has a lot of puppy in him.  He likes to chew sometimes, but does chew on acceptable items like bones and toys.  He loves to play with squeeky toys.  He doesn't actually squeek them though, he just holds them in his mouth or tosses them in the air.  He loves to play with the other dogs and encourages even the old ones to run around with him.  He gets along with the other dogs extremely well and has never had a scuffle with them.  He plays vigorously when he is outside, but is a calm quiet boy in the house. 
I think Dicken has had some family influence in the past.  He knows how to sit on command and automatically sits when I reach for his leash.  He walks well on the leash after a little initial excitement wears off.  Those are all the commands he sems to know, though, so he would definitely benefit from an obedience class.  He learns very fast and is obedient and responsive.  He seems to be smarter and less stubborn than an average setter!  He learned his new name in a day and comes when I call.
Dicken is a little shy, but grows in confidence daily as he lives in a stable environment.  He greets me enthusiastically when I come home.  In fact, he seems to do most things with enthusiasm.  He is a very happy boy.  He has never tried to go over or under the fence and seems grateful to be in a home. 
Dicken is very alert to things around him and curious about new sights and sounds.  He is NOT very birdie.  I have not seen him pay any attention at all to birds.
Dicken is a beautiful tri-color.  His face is nearly all black with a white star on top and brown eyebrows.  His chin is white, which contributes to his puppy-like appearance.  His fur is thick and rich and he has medium length feathering. I have not noticed any matting or tangles, even though he runs around the yard in the woods and weeds.   He only weighs about 39-40 pounds.  He's so cute I just want to pick him up and hug him. 
Dicken is extremely sweet and very gentle.  He likes to snuggle and get a tummy rub.  He has a happy, sweet, gentle disposition and will make a great companion. 


Deb O'Day and her setters, Clancey and Barkley, hope that Dicken finds his forever home soon
Dicken sends his thanks to his friend, Jack Ullstrup