Irish Setter Puppies & Breed Information

Irish Setter

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Irish Setter Breed Information


Breed Group: Sporting

Weight: Mle: 70; Female: 60 lbs

Height: Male: 27; Female: 25 inches

Color(s): mahogany or rich chestnut red

Overview

The Irish Setter is a very high energy and intelligent breed; this dog is full of life. Can be somewhat high strung, but are sensitive as well. A very loveable breed that enjoys being around people. Jolly, giddy, and stubborn are used to describe this beautiful breed. Will surely be a joy to own.

Character

Very lively, energetic, and impulsive. The Irish Setter loves to run. This breed should always be kept on a lead when outdoors as they have the tendency to run off and can be difficult to catch. Requires firm and consistent training.

Temperament

The Irish Setter is affectionate, loving, and sensitive, this breed is not recommended for the average home. Being very active, they can become somewhat destructive if left alone for long periods. This breed requires entertainment if they are to be well mannered and respectful.

Care

An average shedding breed, daily brushing or combing is required to keep the coat flat and free of mats or tangles. Bathing only when necessary, this is a rather clean breed and does not require much coat maintenance.

Coat

A silky and feathered coat, this breed has a medium length coat. Acceptable colors for this breed are mahogany or rich chestnut red. Black is a disqualification. Minimal white allowed.

Training

Firm handling is a must with this stubborn and free spirited breed. May be difficult to train, but consistency and exercise will ensure a happy life with your Irish Setter. Does well in hunting activities and water retrieving.

Activity

The Irish Setter requires regular exercise. Three walks per day are recommended as this dog has the tendency to become restless. This breed is not for apartment life and does best with a medium to large sized yard, or great for the country environment.

Ownership

If you are looking for Irish Setter puppies for sale from reputable Irish Setter breeders or to adopt Irish Setters from an Irish Setter rescue then make sure you understand as much about the dog breeds you are interested in as you can. Every puppy breed is different. Begin your research by reading the breed information about the Irish Setter puppy above. Search our dog breeds section to find Irish Setter puppies that make great pets.


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Updated: 8/23/2014
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