Non-sporting Breeds

Irish Setter

Irish Setter
Pedigree Points
Recognized: AKC, ANKC, CKC, FCI, KC (GB), KUSA
Height: 25-27 in (63.5-68.5cm)
Weight: 60-70 lb (27-31.5kg)
Coat: Short and fine on head, fronts of legs, and tips of ears; moderately long, free, and as straight as possible on rest of body; good feathering
Color: Rich chestnut with no trace of black; white markings on chest, throat, chin, or toes, or small star on forehead or narrow streak or blaze on nose or face permissible

The lrish Red Setter (or Big Red) was developed through the crossing of Irish Water Spaniels,Spanish Pointers,and both the English and Gordon Setters. This resulted in a beautiful,exuberant,pointer-like dog.Although it originated in Ireland,the breed came into its own in Victorian England,where its speed and energy,developed for the conditions found in Ireland, made it ideally suited to work as a gundog in large, open expanses of countryside. While undoubtedly having hunting ability,this breed is widely sought as a popular and loving family pet.It is good with children and other pets, and has a particular affinity with horses.The Irish Setter has boundless energy and,therefore,needs plenty of exercise,as well as a daily brushing.It will adapt to a suburban home,but is far better suited to country life where it has plenty of freedom.
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