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Irish Setter

General Description

The Irish Setter is a setter, a breed of gundog, and a family dog. The term Irish Setter is commonly used to encompass the show-bred dog recognized by the American Kennel Club

General Health

False pregnancies and uterine inertia are common.

Character and Temperament

Affectionate, Energetic, Lively, Independent, Playful, Companionable

Exercise

Irish Setters have high energy levels and require plenty of exercise ideally over 2 hours per day. 

Origin

Despite its red coat, the Irish setter hails from the Emerald Isle. This dog breed was developed in Ireland to assist bird hunters before the advent of firearms.

Stats

Average Dog Size

22-26

Average Dog Weight

60-70

Average Bitch Size

21-25

Average Bitch Weight

59-68

Average Life Expectancy

12-15


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