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Irish Setter

An aristocratic bird dog known for his style, powerful movement and clown-like personality, the Irish Setter became popular in the 18th century throughout Ireland and the British Isles. This merry, friendly breed has a stable, outgoing temperament, making him a great family companion. The Irish Setter requires regular exercise, and his long, glossy, red coat must be groomed regularly.
Living Considerations
  • Good with children
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Suitable for apartment living
Did you know?
The famed “Dog Whisperer” Cesar Millan’s first pet was an Irish Setter named “Saluki.”
Also Known As:
Red Setter
Irish Red Setter
Irish Setter
  • Size Large
  • Height Males – at least 68.5 centimetres at the withers
    Females – at least 63.5 centimetres at the withers
  • Weight Males – at least 31.5 kilograms
    Females – at least 27 kilograms
  • Coat Medium/Long
  • Energy High
  • Colour Mahogany or rich chestnut red
  • Activities Agility, Field Trail, Hunting Tests, Obedience, Rally Obedience
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both