Irish Setter

Irish Setter

This energetic dog makes a good fit for an active family. With plenty of exercise, it is a happy companion. Some may be too hyper for smaller children.

Breed Overview

Originating during the 1700s in Ireland, this bird setting and retrieving dog is believed to be a blend of spaniels, pointers, and setters. These dogs are enthusiastic, tireless, good natured, sociable, and make a pleasant companion. Due to being natural hunters, they require daily exercise such as an hour of running, games, or long walks. They are energetic and need to expend some energy outdoors. They are ideal for active seniors, joggers, hikers, and families with older children. Combing their coats every two to three days is required, as well as trimming and clipping every so often.

Breed Characteristics

Grooming requirements:
1 = little grooming - 5 = much grooming
 
Energy level:
1 = low energy - 5 = high energy
 
Friendliness toward strangers:
1 = shy - 5 = very friendly
 
Ease of training:
1 = difficult - 5 = easy
 
Affection toward owners:
1 = independent - 5 = very affectionate
 

Breed Details & Traits

Height: Male: 27"; Female: 25"
Weight: Male: 70 lb, Female: 60 lb
Lifespan: 12-14 years

Breed Traits

Affectionate, Energetic, Friendly, Loves to hunt, Sporting group,

Irish Setter

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