Name : Irish Setter
      Origin : Ireland 
          Size : 68cm (27in)

     Weight : 32kg (70lbs)
 Life Span : 16 years
      Group : Gun Dog
  1. The Irish Setter is a gun dog that was originally used for hunting.
  2. They use their excellent sense of smell to track and point to gamebirds.
  3. Irish Setters are medium-sized dogs with a silky mahogany or chestnut coloured coat.
  4. They are affable and affectionate dogs who love being in the company of people.
  5. Irish Setters need a lot of exercise and are not suited for apartments.
  6. They are friendly dogs who don’t have the temperament to be good guard dogs.
  7. Irish Setters can live for around 11 – 15 years on an average.
  8. Litter size of Irish Setters is about 8 – 12 puppies.
  9. They are average shedders and need to be brushed regularly and trimmed occasionally.
  10. Irish Setters are of 2 types: the smaller field dogs and show dogs.
  11. Show dogs usually have thicker coats and are heavier than field dogs.
  12. They are intelligent dogs who can be easily trained with a consistent training program.
  13. Irish Setters don’t like to be left alone and might develop separation anxiety.
  14. They are generally healthy dogs who are not prone to fall seriously ill.
  15. Irish Setters are often used as therapy dogs in hospices and retirement homes.
  16. Irish Setters get along well with children but they need to be socialized early.

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