Irish Setter Information

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Irish Setter

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The Irish Setter At a Glance
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Life Expectancy
12 - 14 yrs 
Height Range
25 - 27 in 
Weight Range
60 - 70 lbs 
Deep red 
High; require gentle training combined with exercise to prevent boredom 
With Children
Very good; patient and gentle 
With Animals
Yes, if raised with them. They often love racing and running with other dogs 
Either, as long as there is a fenced yard for free running 
Exercise Reqd
Very high. Active family required. 
Grooming Reqd
Daily brushing, does shed 
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To own an Irish Setter is an energetic, loving experience. Without a doubt one of the most beautiful dog breeds, playful and loving to a fault..a bit mischievous and requires much attention. Not a dog to be left on their own...they need to be part of your life. My 4 year old Topanga still retains many of her 'puppylike' qualities. A true friend and companion, she is my joy. Just looking at her makes me smile..a true blessing.
- Posted by astrid len bailey from kingsport, tennessee
Irish Setter Information

Irish Setter Common Health Screenings
The following health screenings are often performed by responsible Irish Setter breeders:

Canine Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency (genetic test)
Hip Dysplasia (OFA or PennHIP)
Progressing Retinal Atrophy (genetic test)
Thyroid Function Test (blood test)

Irish Setter Health Issues