EADT Suffolk - - SUFFOLK DOGS - Com­pan­ion to com­edy writer Jan Ether­ing­ton

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,

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