Irish Setter

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Breed Group: Sporting
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mle: 70; Female: 60 lbs
Male: 27; Female: 25 inches
mahogany or rich chestnut red
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2022

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How much do Irish Setter puppies cost?

The cost to buy an Irish Setter varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Irish Setter puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Irish Setters sold is $1,050.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for an Irish Setter with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $1,900 upwards to $5,000 or even more for an Irish Setter with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Irish Setters sold is $800.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $1,050.00
Average Price: $800.00
Top Quality: $1,900.00 to $5,000.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 1869 Irish Setter puppies across the United States on

Annual cost of owning an Irish Setter puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining an Irish Setters true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

Most Popular Irish Setter Names for 2022

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 1869 Irish Setter dogs.
  • 1. Irish Doodle
  • 2. Liam
  • 3. Murphy
  • 4. Riley
  • 5. Ruby
  • 6. Whisky
  • 7. Boys
  • 8. Girls
  • 9. Pepper
  • 10. Roz
  • 11. Bailey
  • 12. Banjo
  • 13. Barkley
  • 14. Bella
  • 15. Bunker
  • 16. Buster
  • 17. Celt
  • 18. Guinness
  • 19. Lucy
  • 20. Cookie

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Our mission is to promote the Irish Setter breed and to enrich others with the unconditional love only dogs can give.We don't sell dogs, we help build families. We emphasize quality over quantity. We only have a limited number of litters each year. Our dogs are well socialized and receive a lot of love and attention. We believe in a natural holistic approach to breeding. Irish Setters are an excellent addition for any family! They are known for their enthusiasm, love, and compassion. They are an excellent breed for small children. Irish Setters thrive on constant human companionship, respond swiftly to positive training and are highly intelligent. If you’ve owned an Irish Setter before, you’re familiar with how much love and joy they can bring to a household. If you’ve never owned one before, but are interested in owning one, we’re certain you’ll be come as addicted to this incredible breed as we are.

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Anonymous asked:
I am looking to find a pup to train for upland bird hunting and have heard the Irish Setter is the best to hunt. What are the pros and cons and other possible breeds please?



The reason why there are so many dogs in the hound group is because there are many different hunting styles. The main thing to do is to find out your hunting style and which breed of dog would work best for that. The Irish Setter, for example, is a very loyal hunting dog and works well once it knows what its job is, but they are known to be difficult to train. They can get distracted easily as young adults and need a firm, but a gentle owner to work with the dog. The best thing to do is to find a breeder close to you that hunts with their dogs and go with him/her on a hunt to see how the dogs work.


I am looking for a female Irish Setter puppy for my teenage daughter. We have a nice home and big yard, plus the dog would be walked every day.


Irish setters are smart and not so hard to train if you know what you are doing. I have owned and bred IS for years and have seen 8 week old pups point on birds in the yard and even each other. People who like to point to setters as a difficult breed have usually got another agenda. Talk to people who actually have them. Many of ours are in the field hunting at 4 to 6 months old!


Irish Setters are NOT in the Hound group

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Are Irish setters good with kids?



Irish Setters make excellent family dogs they are extremely good with children, although I would always suggest parental guidance for the safety of the child and the puppy. Children who have never been exposed to puppies can injure the little one by accident because they are not aggressive.


Irish Setter's are very energetic, but they are awesome with kids. The dog was great for all of my family!


Irish Setters are great, very loyal and protective with kids.


I have had 3 Irish dogs. They have all been awesome, sweet, loving and funny. Mine adored children and love to play. They really love the water. They are extremely smart and a bit on the sensitive side. A firm but gentle, quiet voice works best.Start your training of your puppy young and they will reward you with their loyal loving attitude. They are the clowns of the dog world doing silly things to get your attention or to just cheer you up on a bad day.


I have had 3 Irish Setters in the past. They have all lived long and happy lives with us. My husband and I are in our 60's and still love the breed but are looking for an older dog to adopt. We have become a sort of retirement home for older dogs. Any 5 to 10 year old dogs looking for a loving home? Not interested in breeding stock what so ever. Just companionship.

Anonymous asked:
How much sleep does an 8-week old Irish Setter need?



When your pup is tired and lays down to sleep, do as the old sayin' says. "Let sleeping dogs lie."


Play eat sleep poop. They have their own little schedule and when a pup is sleepy thats what will happen.

Anonymous asked:
Are male or female Irish setters more cuddly?



My male Irish setter loves to be on my lap and his head on my shoulder. They are very lovable.


I have had female Irish Setters since 1970. The females cuddle big time and are easier to train.


I have had one of each. I take them on long (up to 18 miles) trail runs through the country. I take them with me in the pickup often. My wife uses the term “purse dog.” I teach come, go, stay, load, and down. I got the male first. The female seemed to learn from him. I spend a lot of time with my dogs and they are my best friends. They mind very well. They are not aggressive to other dogs but they do not run and cower. However, I know of one dog that must be kept on a leash. He will not come when called. He does not appear trainable. He is totally aloof. Probably came from a puppy mill and became totally disassociated. Be careful you pick one that is loveable and wants attention.

Anonymous asked:
How large should a yard be for an Irish Setter?



The larger the better. These dogs live to run.


I agree, the larger the better! But with and escape proof fence. Very important as they love exploring!


I would say they easily adjust.


The fence around your back yard should be tall. My second Irish Setter could clear a four foot fence around a garden patch easily. She couldn't make it over the five foot exterior fence anywhere except the gate (which had a dip down in the middle). A tall male could probably jump higher than she could.


Both my male setters could clear my 6ft wood privacy fence!

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Updated: 5/20/2022