Irish Setters

Short history

This breed first appeared in Ireland in early 18th century. The popularity of the dog increased dramatically through the various dog shows in late 18th and early 19th century. In mid 1900's the breed was imported into North America. Throughout the period the emphasis on the dogs was moved from a hunter dog to a more of a show dog.

Short description

Generally Irish setters stand about 27" high and weigh about 60-70 pounds. They are covered with chestnut or mahogany coat(that is, they are very,very dark red). Extremely friendly, but very quick to get out of control if their energy is not contained and otherwise directed. In general very happy, gentle and loveable dog.

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