Irish Setter

The Irish Setter breed is known to be a high-spirited gundog who originated in Ireland. They are family dogs as they fun loving, affectionate, and also want to please people around them. Their coat is loving and most beautiful which requires minimal maintenance. This breed belongs to the sporting dog breed group and costs around $700 – $1200 depending on the breeder. 

Breed Information

Dog SizeLarge
Dog Breed GroupSporting
Height24-28 Inches
Weight55-75 Pounds
Coat LengthMedium
Life Span12-14 years
CharacteristicsThe Irish Setter breed holds characteristics like affectionate, playful, happy, outgoing, fun-loving, etc.
HistoryThe Irish Setter breed has its origin in Ireland. They came into existence during the 18th century and are a combination of English setters, Gordon setters, spaniels, etc. In 1975, the initial Irish Setter named Elcho came to the US.
PersonalityThis breed is known to be fun-loving, affectionate, outgoing, playful, etc. They can be great watchdogs. Also, they mature slowly and maintain their puppy enthusiasm for years and sometimes their entire life.
HealthThe Irish Setter breed remains healthy. But they can get some health issues like hip dysplasia, hypothyroidism, canine leukocyte, etc. So, taking the Irish Setter to a vet regularly can be helpful.
CareThe Irish Setter breed needs a home to run but should be on a leash. Also, this breed requires daily exercise for one house. Also, they can be jogging companions of their owners. Keeping the happy and active can contribute to their long age.
FeedingThis breed requires healthy feed to stay healthy. The Irish Setter breed requires 2- 3 cups of dry food daily. Also, their feed should be according to their build, metabolism, current health, age, etc.
Coat Color And GroomingThe Irish Setter breed has a coat in colours like mahogany, rich chestnut, etc. which is shiny, silky, and long. The breed does require brushing after a few days. Also, check their ears to avoid infection and brush their teeth 3 times a week.
Relationship with Children And Other PetsThe Irish Setter breed is great around older children as they are playful and active. They can be great companions around children. Also, this breed is good with other pets if they are raised with them at an early age.
Temperament and TrainingThis breed is happy, playful, affectionate, and wants to please everyone around them. Also, they are full of energy which makes them easy to train. This breed only responds to positive training sessions which are reward-based. So, avoid using harsh methods.
PriceAround $700 - $1200

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