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Irish Setter

The Irish Setter is belived to have developed from an english setter spaniel pointer gordon setter mix.

Breed History

The Irish Setter, recognizable from media such as Big Red, first came into popular notice in the 18th century.The solid-red Setter first appeared in Ireland in the 19th century, and in 1812, the Earl of Enniskillen declared he would have nothing else in his kennel.Originally, the Irish Setter was included in the family of Setters that included mostly red and white setters, although today in America the solid red is typical and the only acceptable variety to date in the show ring.

Breed Features

  • sizeLarge Size
  • coat lengthMedium Coat
  • trainabilityResponds Well
  • grooming requiredWeekly Grooming
  • activity levelLots of Exercise
  • barking levelBarks When Necessary

Breed Colors

  • Mahogany
  • Red

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