Illustration of a Setter dog walking
Setters can be traced back roughly four hundred years ago to England where they mostly used as hunting dogs. Trained as bird dogs, setters were by the 17th century widespread on British estates throughout the country. Their name comes from the dog's practice of "setting" or crouching low when it found birds in order for the hunting party to throw their net over them. Though they are still used today as hunting dogs, the breed has also become popular household dogs.
This button is part of a larger set of 35 buttons, each with an illustration of a different dog breed. They were originally sold on a 6” x 9” cardboard sheet.