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Irish Setter

Irish Setter
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The Irish Setter is a popular and beloved breed of dog known for their beautiful red coat and friendly, outgoing personality. Here's a closer look at the temperament, lifespan, shedding, training, and puppyhood of the Irish Setter.


Irish Setters are known for being friendly, outgoing, and energetic dogs. They are playful and enjoy interacting with their families and other dogs. They are also intelligent and trainable, making them popular as hunting dogs as well as family pets. They are affectionate and loyal to their families, and can be good with children when socialized properly. However, they do require plenty of exercise and mental stimulation, as they are a high-energy breed.


The average lifespan of an Irish Setter is around 10 to 12 years.


Irish Setters are known for their long, silky, red coat, which requires regular grooming to keep it looking its best. They are moderate shedders, so daily brushing is recommended to prevent matting and tangles. During shedding season, they may require more frequent brushing to keep shedding under control.


Irish Setters are intelligent and eager to please, making them relatively easy to train. However, they can be stubborn at times, so consistent training and positive reinforcement are important. Early socialization is also key to help prevent behavior problems, as Irish Setters can be prone to separation anxiety if not properly trained and socialized.


Like all puppies, Irish Setters require plenty of socialization and training from a young age. They are active and playful puppies, so they benefit from plenty of exercise and playtime. Puppy training classes are also recommended to help them learn basic obedience and socialization skills.

In summary, the Irish Setter is a friendly and energetic breed that requires plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. They are intelligent and trainable, making them good hunting dogs and family pets. With proper grooming, training, and socialization, they can make wonderful and loyal companions.

Breed Information

Popularity:2018: #72
2017: #72
2016: #76
2015: #72
Breed Group:Sporting (AKC:1878)
Gundog (UKC)
Life span:12-14 years
Height:Male: 26-28 inches (66-71 cm)
Female: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm)
Weight:Male: 65-75 pounds (29-34 kg)
Female: 55-65 pounds (25-29 kg)
Litter Size:7-10 puppies
Puppy Price:Average $800 - $1000 USD

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