Irish Setters live from between 10 to 14 years of age.
Average height & weight
58cm to 70cm
24kg to 32kg
Breed personality, characteristics & temperament
The Irish Setter is an independent, but sweet-natured dog with a rollicking personality that makes a wonderful, loving companion. Shyness, hostility or timidness is uncharacteristic of this beautiful breed, which is best known for its outgoing, stable temperament and strong hunting instinct.
Compatibility with other pets
Remember that this breed has a high energy level and requires regular exercise. It is essential that an Irish Setter be regularly groomed. The coat should be brushed to keep it free of dirt, burrs, snarls and matts. Brushing also stimulates production of natural oils, giving the coat that beautiful characteristic mahogany gloss.
Please take note
Always seek someone who is familiar with the breed to assist you when acquiring an Irish Setter puppy, and make sure you pick a pup with a happy outgoing personality.
An active dog, the Irish Setter requires a certain amount of daily exercise and attention to grooming.
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