The Energetic Irish Setter - All About Irish Setters
Everything You Need to Know About the Red Irish Setter
When buying a Irish Setter look for breeders
who have been in the Irish Setter breeding business for a number of years. They have the knowledge to produce a sound genetic line of dogs. A good example is the Smyth Irish Setters & Irish Setter Puppies Kennel
out of Wisconsin which has been breeding Irish Setters for well over 40 years. This breeder
produces a prized line of hunting dogs that are very calm in temperament.
Check our Irish Setter Breeders Page for a listing of professional breeders. Professional hunting Irish Setter breeders know and understand Irish Setter problems and would be more knowledgeable with the different Irish Setter Lines. Puppies from established breeders are high quality and have the traditional hunting Irish Setter qualities.
The Irish Setter makes an excellent pet for children as well as a hunting dog. Their high energy and enthusiasm allows them to play with children for hours without tiring.
Irish Setters are rich red in color and elegant in build and stand over two feet tall at the shoulders. They weigh between 60 to 70 pounds. Their coats are fine, straight and glossy, with hair longer on ears, tail, back of legs and chest. They are rich chestnut or mahogany in color with no black. There is sometimes a small amount of white on the chest, toes, or throat. Sometimes there is a narrow centered streak on the head. The field Irish setter is a fast moving hunter that is good natured and a excellent companion.