This rollicking redhead has a devil-may-care attitude.

Vital Stats

Height: 25 to 27 inches at shoulder
Weight: 60 to 70 pounds
Coat: long and straight
Life span: 11 to 15 years

Irish Setters originated as gundogs in their native Ireland, and their popularity soon spread, thanks to the beauty of their rich mahogany coat and their enthusiasm as bird dogs. They’re friendly, mischievous, and inquisitive, with a high energy level. This is a bold and boisterous family friend with the potential to do well in many canine sports and activities.

Full Irish Setter profile on
[usrlist “Dog friendly:5” “Affectionate with family:5” “Friendly toward strangers:5” “Need for exercise:” “Playfulness:5” “Cold tolerance:4” “Potential for weight gain:3” “Predatory tendencies:3” “Vigor:3” “Intelligence:3” “Ease at being home alone:3” “Ease of training:3” “Easy to groom:2” “Apartment appropriate:1” ]