JAGGER, CELEBRITY DOG
The English Setter moves through life like an unset jelly. The slow, swinging tail, the silky, feathered silhouette and each dog’s unique colours, defines a physically and temperamentally beautiful breed, with a magic that makes even cat lovers adore them.
My seven-year-old English Setter is called Jagger – because he was born on the day the Rolling Stones played Glastonbury Festival – and he is the fifth one I’ve owned.
Before Jagger, we had two setter brothers, who died within a few months of each other, in their 13th year, just before we moved from Surrey to the Suffolk coast. We soon realised that we couldn’t live here without a dog in our lives.
When Jagger arrived, I could hold him in my hand and he was the same size as his first friend, Mabel, a Parson Jack Russell,