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Irish Setter Breeders

The Irish Setter can best be described as an aristocratic redhead that loves to play.  If this sounds like the breed for you, here’s everything that you need to know!

Characteristics of the Irish Setter


The Irish Setter is an aristocratic breed of dog that stands up to 68 cm tall and weighs up to 32 kg.  They are well muscled and slender bodied and they have characteristic long, drooping ears that frame their narrow face.  they are best known for their beautiful coat which is a rich, solid red in colour and very soft and silky to the touch.  White markings are permissible but there should be no trace of black.  The coat is long and wavy, and it is feathered as well.

The Irish Setter Temperament


The Irish Setter is known for being an outgoing dog with a very stable temperament. They should not be hostile, shy, or timid in any way.  They are a very independent dog but they love to play and be around people and animals alike.  They will play for hours upon hours.  They are a very puppyish breed of dog and they will stay that way for many years as they are slow to mature.  The Irish Setter has boundless amounts of energy and this energy is best directed by careful training so that it does not become destructive.  They are good watch dogs but they are poor guard dogs as they are so friendly.

Caring for the Irish Setter


The Irish Setter is a breed of dog that requires a fair bit of grooming to keep it looking its best.  They require daily brushing in order to remove any matts, tangles, or debris from their coat, and to keep the coat glossy and smooth.  The glossiness is improved by brushing as the brush distributes the skin’s natural oils through the dog’s coat.  The Irish Setter is a very energetic dog and thus they need to be regularly exercised, with at least a daily walk.  The Irish Setter will live for around 12 to 14 years on average but they can live for longer with a good diet and plenty of TLC.

Who is the Irish Setter Suited To?


The Irish Setter is best suited to individuals and families that understand the active nature of the dog and that are thus willing to give the dog the exercise and play time that it needs.  The owner also needs to be prepared to undergo the necessary grooming.
 


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