These stunning looking dogs are sure to turn heads with their gorgeous silky coat mahogany/red hair. Their behavior is dominated by their endless energy, which is best utilised with hunting and retrieving.
Irish Setters use their nose a lot as this is required for hunting. Their desire to hunt is immense and early recall training is of utmost importance to keep them safe in urban environments. You will usually find them nose down and tail up sniffing out the area around them in readiness for a potential hunt.
If you want to bring home an Irish Setter, we suggest that you get yourselves some gumboots and rain gear. Without lots of daily exercise, this breed will go crazy at home. Mud puddles and bad weather are an Irish Setter's best friend, so it's best to always have a towel ready at the door.
Irish Setters can easily get over excited and if they do, they can hardly contain their excitement. Many people have had the experience of being pushed over by an enthusiastic Irish Setter just wanting to say 'hello'!
|Life expectancy:||10-14 years|
|Monthly cost (food):||Above average|