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

Summary
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.

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Dog friendly:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Affectionate with family:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Friendly toward strangers:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Need for exercise:
0 out of 5 stars (0.0 / 5)
Playfulness:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Cold tolerance:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Potential for weight gain:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Predatory tendencies:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Vigor:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Intelligence:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Ease at being home alone:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Ease of training:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Easy to groom:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Apartment appropriate:
1 out of 5 stars (1.0 / 5)
Average:
3.2 out of 5 stars (3.2 / 5)