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“Friendly Dog” Irish setter as Pet




Irish setter dog is well known as Irish red setter. This dog bread is active and energetic dog. Irish setter is also friendly dog so people like to keep as pet. This dog bread is famous for hunting dog.  They can also having high energy level. This large sized dog bread can loves to running and needed for plenty of exercise and long walk. Irish setter dog is the cross bread of   Irish terrier Irish water spaniel English setter and Gordon setter.

Life span:

Irish setter dog life span is 11 to 15 years.

Physical appearance:


Irish setter is the long active bird dog. This dog bread is also having long lean head with oval shaped skull. Their body size is also long and tall. It is also having almond shaped medium sized eyes in brown colored. Black and brown colored open nostril nose is settled at the center of eyes. This dog is also having triangular shaped low set ears thick at the base long tail can reached at the hock. As a whole large size beautiful dog is looking pretty.

•    Coat color:


Irish setter is also having Chestnut and mahogany red color coat

•    Height:

Irish setter male bread height is 26 to 28 inches and their female bread is also having 24 to 26 inches.

•    Weight:

Their male bread weight is 65 to 75 pound and female weight is 55 to 65 pounds.

Personality traits:


Irish setter is basically a energetic active dog bead. It is more intelligent and affectionate nature dog. People keep as pet for their loyalty.  It can also know as rollicking attitude.  This dog bread is friendly for their owner and many other dogs or pets. This dog bread is highly needed to physical and mental exercise for good and constructiveness. If you cannot give proper exercise then they can get destructive activities. Irish setter dog can any type of hunting.



Irish setter dog is also need for grooming their soft medium coat.  When you can keep as pet then daily brushing is necessary for your pet.  When these dog need to bath then dry shampoo is used on it.  This dog bread is an average shedder. Keep clean their coat and save any kind of burns and tangles.



Irish setter dog can restless bread so they need plenty of exercise. Daily walk and jogging is must for their healthy life. When you can keep a pet then take care of their daily walk. They can also need human leader for following their owner. When this dog can take daily long exercise then feel fresh and peaceful.

Living conditions:

Irish setter is basically outdoor dog bread. Pet owner suggest it is not live in apartment setting. When you can own Irish setter then stay in large yard. This dog bread lives happy in large yard area.



They can also need large amount of food as their body requirement. So, they can require 2 to 3 cup of dry dog food into two meals.

Litter size:


Irish setter dog can having large litter size approximately 8 to 12 puppies.

Health and care:


Irish setter is basically a healthy dog bread but they can fell is some diseases. Such as hip dysplasia, osteochondrosis dissecans, epilepsy, hypothyroidism, progressive retinal atrophy, skin allergies ear infections and also tend to bloat.  If you pet is fall in this disease then urgently take away from veterinary doctor for treatment.

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