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Irish Setter

The Irish Setter originated in Ireland in the 1700’s. They were originally bred to be hunting dogs. It is believed that they are direct descendants from crossing Irish Water Spaniels, Pointer, Gordon Setters & other Spaniels. This breed was first recognized by the AKC in 1878.

  • Country of Origin: Ireland
  • Weight: 55 - 70 lbs
  • Height: 24 - 27 inches
  • Color: Chestnut, Mahogany or Red are their coat colors. They may also have white markings on their chest or feet.

Breed Characteristics

Size
Activity
Children
Other Dogs
Grooming
Watch
Guard
Trainability

The Irish Setter is fun loving, energetic, affectionate & gentle. This breed enjoys interaction with people and other animals. They do not do well along for extended periods of time. Irish Setters play well with children, making them ideal family pets.

The Irish Setters life expectancy is between 12 - 14 years. Some health concerns to watch for in this breed are:
• Hip Dysplasia
• Epilepsy
• Bloat
• Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy (HOD)

Coat:

Their coat is medium in length, short on the head and longer on the ears & legs. Their wavy or straight coat also has feathering on the chest, tail & back of their legs.

Coat Color:
Chestnut, Mahogany or Red are their coat colors. They may also have white markings on their chest or feet.

Coat Care:

Daily brushing will help maintain their silky coat. Much more attention to their coat will be needed during seasonal changes. Only bathe when necessary. Bathing too frequently can deplete oils in their water resistant coats.

Irish Setter Puppies For Sale:

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Sally

$650

Gender: Female
Breed: Irish Setter
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Bugsy

$550

Gender: Male
Breed: Irish Setter
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Tiffany

$400

Gender: Female
Breed: Irish Setter
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Scotty

$650

Gender: Male
Breed: Irish Setter
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Tyson

$400

Gender: Male
Breed: Irish Setter
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Tucker

$400

Gender: Male
Breed: Irish Setter
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Sport

$650

Gender: Male
Breed: Irish Setter
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Theo

$495

Gender: Male
Breed: Irish Setter
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Betsy

$550

Gender: Female
Breed: Irish Setter
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Spike

$650

Gender: Male
Breed: Irish Setter
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