Irish Setter dog – A hunting dog
The Irish Setter, an Irish Setter picture and finding an Irish Setter for sale. For details on this hunting dog, a bird dog, see the Irish Setter dog breed standard. See the Irish Setter breeders section for an Irish Setter puppy for sale. See the Irish Setter club, Irish Setter rescue for more info.
The Irish Setter – An Active Aristocratic Bird Dog
The Irish Setter is rich red in color, substantial yet very elegant in build. At his best, the lines so satisfy in over-all balance that some artists have termed him the most beautiful of all dogs.
Afield, the Irish Setter is essentially a sporting dog, a swift moving hunting dog, a bird dog, tough, bold and very durable for long continued work in the brush.
At home, his rollicking personality and sweet nature make the Irish Setter an affectionate, loyal companion, excellent with children, very playful and will bond to the whole family. He is good with other pets and quite friendly with other dogs. He is very active and therefore requires lots of daily exercise. Shedding is average, so he should be
groomed about three times a week. Although he is so fond of people and strangers, he is considered a good watchdog. For a beautiful, playful affection companion, consider an Irish Setter puppy for your family.
Dog: 27 in. (69 cm) at withers
Weight: 70 lb. (31.8 kg)
Bitch: 25 in. (64 cm) at withers
Weight: 60 lb. (27.3 kg)
Affectionate: Very affectionate
Watchdog: Very good
Other Name: Red Setter
Life Expectancy: 12 – 14 years