Like humans our four legged canine friends have health issues with some being more serious and others not so serious and some breeds having more than others. The English Setter has several health issues that are somewhat pervasive and need to be checked out prior to purchasing or breeding. This ensures you are aware of potential health issues that may develop over the life of the setter or to possibly prevent the passing on of potential health issues to future litters. Lone Star English Setter Club provided you with a knowledge base of the common and potential health issues that has been known to affect our beloved breed. Although health issues on this list may not affect every English Setter, it is important to have a knowledge base so as to recognize and avoid the possibility of passing these heritable traits down through generations.