Irish Setter

A.K.A. : Red Setter, Irish Red Setter
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Overview: The Irish Setter is one of America's favorite breeds. These dogs are loyal and protective, yet have a playful nature. He needs plenty of room to romp and enjoys being on family outings.
Breed Group: Sporting
Weight (lbs): male: 70, female: 60
Height (in): male:27, female:25
Colors: Mahogany or rich chestnut red.
Coat: Flat, straight and of moderate length with longer feathering.
Character: Irish Setters are very energetic and playful. Barking is infrequent and known for a high level of independence
Temperament: This breed gets along well with children, other dogs, and most household pets. They are extremely friendly with welcomed visitors.
Care: The coat needs regular brushing and combing every 2 to 3 days, plus some clipping and trimming.
Training: This breed trains well, with a consistent training approach. Training should begin at an early age.
Activity: The Irish Setter needs plenty of exercise, so long walks are required.
Country of Origin: Ireland
Health Issue: This breed tends to bloat and is prone to epilepsy and severe skin allergies. Also, they may suffer from eye problems and elbow and hip dysplasia.
Life Expectancy: 11-15
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