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Irish Setter

Dog Breed Picture - Irish Setter


The Irish Setter was bred for hunting, specifically for setting or locating game birds.  The Irish Setter, also known as the Red Setter, is a breed of gundog and family dog. The national bus company in the Republic of Ireland, uses the Irish Setter as its corporate logo.



They get along well with children, other dogs and other household pets.  An active breed, it is known for its fun-loving and affectionate nature and responds well to training.



Height: 25 to 27 inches (64-69cm)

Weight: 53 to 70 lb (24 - 32 kg)

This is a sturdy large dog.  Their coat is long and silky and a deep red colour.



This breed requires daily brushing to keep it mat free and requires regular bathing. If you don't have the time to bath or groom your dog, consider taking your dog to the local dog grooming parlour.


Life Expectancy

12-15 years


Health Concerns

This breed tends on the whole to be a healthy.  They may be prone to hip dysplasia, eye conditions, epilepsy, gastric torsion or bloat, osteosarcoma and hypothyroidism.



The Irish Setter is ideal for the active person or family.  They thrive on human companionship.


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Gundogs were all bred to assist in the hunting and retrieving of game. A few in this group include Curly Coated Retriever, Hungarian Visla and Golden Retriever  to mention a few






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