Irish Setter

Country of origin: Ireland
Registries: AKC, UKC, CKC
Occupation: Hunter, companion
Size: 25 to 27 in tall; 60 to
70 lbs
Longevity: 10 to 12 years
Exercise: Vigorous daily
exercise plus playtime
Training: Moderate
Grooming: Moderate
Colors: Red

Once called the “Modder rhu”, simply the “red dog” in Gaelic, the sheen and lustre of this handsome dog’s coat is the envy of many human redheads. Irish Setters like to party. They are racy and can be rather rambunctious. They mature late, at over three years of age, and this probably accounts for their reputation as flighty, exuberant extroverts. Under the joyous exterior remains a hidden setter, and while it is now kept only as a family companion, it retains its natural abilities to set game. Fast and active, it thrives on canine company.



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