Colour: Rich chestnut
Lifespan: 12 to 13 years
The Irish setter; a tremendously active excitable and affection dog.
Irish Setters were born to run. They have a natural exuberance and energy as well as an easy-going, good nature that fits in well with active families. Independent but affectionate, this dog is not given to responding readily to requests.
Originally bred for flushing and retrieving game.
The Irish Setter is a very active, energetic and exuberant dog.
High. Needs long runs to burn off abundant energy.
Owners: affectionate, easy-going
Children: good, may knock over young children
Other Pets: good, may chase
Unfamiliar Dogs: friendly
Patient, affectionate, easy-going families with access to places where this dog can have plenty of freedom to run.
Lack of exercise may lead to escapes, running away and hyperactivity.
This dog will bring in mud and dirt from outside on its feathers.
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