Irish Setter Dog Breed
Irish Setter Dog Classification:
Irish Setters are classified as gundogs
and used for retrieving game.
Other Names: Red Setter, Irish
Red Setter, Big Red, Modder Rhu, Red Spaniel,
Setter in Foreign Languages:
German: Setter, Vorstehhund,
Scottish Gaelic: cù-eunaich
Origins: Irish Setters originated
in Ireland, as a hunting bird dog.
Description: Irish Setters are
medium sized dogs that have a long lean
body. Irish Setters have a long tapered
nose, floppy ears and a regal stance.
Size: Irish Setters weigh between
55 to 75 lbs, they stand 25 to 28 inches
tall at the shoulder.
|| 26-28 inches tall
||25-27 inches tall
Coat: Irish Setters have a long,
fine, straight, glossy coat that is either
mahogany or rich chestnut red. The Irish
Setter has feathering down their legs,
tail and chest.
Disposition: Irish Setters require
a lot of exercise, it is not necessarily
a breed that is quick to learn, however
once trained it is a diligent working
dog. Irish Setters are tireless hunters,
they will alert if they spot strangers
but will not be protective.
Type Dog: Irish Setters are sporting
gundogs used for hunting and retrieving
Litter Size: Irish Setters give
birth to 7 to 8 puppies in a litter.
Behavior: Irish Setters have an
exhuberant level of enthusiasm and demand
exercise. They are good with children
(though they can be rambunctious), they
are sweet tempered and affectionate.
Traits: Active, affectionate,
Country of Origin: Ireland
Life Span: Irish Setters typically
live 12 to 15 years.
Club Recognitions: FCI, AKC, ANKC,
CKC, KC (UK), NZKC, UKC