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Irish Setter Info

Irish Setter Breed Information

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Lifespan: 12-15 years Height: 24-28" Shedding: Moderate Litter Size: 8-10 pups
Group: Sporting Weight: 55-75 lbs Hair Length: Long Size: Large

Breed Overview

The Irish Setter is a Large dog breed, with a starting weight of 55 lbs that can reach 75 lbs. It is officially part of the Sporting group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Irish Setter breed has a typical lifespan of 12 to 15 years, Long hair, and have Moderate shedding. Breeders interested in the Irish Setter should know that the average litter size is between 8 to 10 puppies.

Irish Setter Breed Characteristics

Group Sporting Drooler no
Size Large Guard Dog no
Origin Ireland Easy to Train
Kid Friendly yes Hypoallergenic no
Stranger Friendly yes Active Indoors
Apartment Friendly no Exercise Demands yes
Pet Friendly yes Yard Needs large
Intelligent Grooming Requirements weekly
Barks excessive Dangerous no

Irish Setter Temperament

Lovable, energetic and sweet tempered, Irish Setters are excellent family dogs. Highly affectionate and intelligent, they are good with children. Irish Setters must be trained at an early age to prevent the development of bad habits. They are wonderful dogs and are considered a joy to own.

Health Problems

gastric torsion (bloat), epilepsy and Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)

Irish Setter Coat

Irish Setter Dog Colors

Mahogany or rich chestnut with no black

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