Breeding your Gordon Setter is something that requires a bit of research. We always want to breed Gordons with the best of traits, disposition, and hunting ability. Breed the best with the best. Never breed a so so dog to another so so dog, and expect to get a champion hunter. You'll end up with a so so litter of puppies. There are plenty of "muts" to be had in the world. My philosophy is, if you are going to bring a litter of puppies into the world, on purpose, they should be something special. Not something so so.