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- Irish Setter -

Description: Description comming soon!
Other Names: Red Setter
Height: 25 - 27 inches
Weight: 60 - 70 lbs.
Colors: Rich chestnut with no trace of black.
Coat: Short and fine on head, fronts of legs and tips of ears; moderately long, free and as straight as possible on rest of the body; good feathering.
Temperament: Active, affectionate
With Children: Yes, friendly and patient with children.
With Pets: Yes, if socialization to other animals is given when he is young.
Special Skills: Field sports dog and family pet.
Watch-dog: High
Guard-dog: Very Low
Care and Exercise: Daily combing and brushing is required to keep his coat in excellent condition. Pay special attention during shedding. Needs a large amount of exercise. Lack of exercise can make him restless and difficult to train.
Training: They have a mind of their own but are intelligent to understand what is expected of them. Use a consistent, loving approach when handling. Teach a puppy to come.
Learning Rate: High, Obedience - High, Problem Solving - High
Activity: Very High
Living Environment: A home with a fenced yard is mandatory. Owners of an Irish Setter should be patient and enjoy an athletic breed.
Health Issues: Skin problems, epilepsy, hip dysplasia, bloat.
Life Span: 12 - 14 Years
Litter Size: 7 - 8
Country of Origin: Ireland
History: Developed by crossing spaniels, setters and pointers he originally had a red and white coat. During the 19th century a chestnut red coat was introduced and is now the only accept color by American standards.
First Registered by the AKC: 1878
AKC Group: Sporting Group
Class: Gundog

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