Standards for the English and Irish want the eyes to be dark brown and mild or soft in expression; the Gordon asks for dark brown, and bright and wise expression. We can go on to say that the expression of the eyes is also piercing and keen. As a breed they look into people's faces and eyes most intently. More than the other Setters, Gordons are apt to have loose lids or rolled lids, though the standard makes no comment on these serious faults. Both conditions can cause endless trouble to a hunting dog and can lead to loss of vision.
The Eyes: Of fair size, neither too deep-set, or too bulging, dark brown,
bright and wise. The shape is oval rather than round. The lids should be