Is an
Irish Setter the best pet dog or puppy to suit your lifestyle.

Irish Setter

Choosing an Irish Setter as your pet dog or puppy:--

General Description

A beautiful looking dog with a rich chesnut coat and attractive feathering.
Suitable Owners

Active, patient owners that like "full on" dogs with a love of exercise and games
Origins

Bred originall to set game
Dog Group - Kennel Club:

 Gundogs
Coat:

 Soft fine coat with feathering on lower body, tail and legs
Grooming:

 Needs regular brushing to remove tangles, matting, countryside debris and loose hair.
Average Height:

 64-69cms. 25-27 ins.
Average Weight:

 27-32 kgs. 60-70 lbs.
Colour:

 Deep chestnut red
Temperament:

 Extremely active, often excitable dogs that are also affectionate and loyal. Great with children and family pets they make an ideal pet dog for active families.
Reasonably easy to train they learn new commands quickly.
 Exercise:

 Love to run free, following their noses in their desire to investigate
Average Lifespan: 

12-14 yrs.
Possible Disadvantages

Can be quite excitable and often destructive if not exercised enough.

Potential Health Concerns


Hip dysplasia, eye problems
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