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.
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 Details & Traits
Height: Male: 27"; Female: 25"
Weight: Male: 70 lb, Female: 60 lb
Lifespan: 12-14 years
Affectionate, Energetic, Friendly, Loves to hunt, Sporting group,
Common Health Concerns for Irish Setter:
Less Common Concerns for Irish Setter:Return to Trupanion Pet Health Guide
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