Irish Setter

Irish Setter

Royal and elegant. Although its origins are firmly planted in bird hunting, the Irish Setter is a joy to watch in the show ring. The Irish Setter was originally bred to be a stealthy hunter capable of cornering a bird and allowing a hunter to throw a net over it, but was later bred to be a pointer and retriever capable of running back and forth to pinpoint prey location for the hunter. The Irish Setter was designated as a hunting dog by the American Kennel Club in 1878.

The Irish Setter is a large dog that can grow to be up to 70 cm tall at the shoulder and weigh up to 35 kg. Its luxurious chestnut to mahogany colored coat requires daily grooming to prevent knots and mats from forming. The fur around the ears, back of the legs, belly, and tail is silky and long. The graceful Irish Setter, with its long legs, is a fast runner who enjoys running around the countryside.

The Irish Setter has a lot of energy and can be rough while playing. It has to be vigorously trained through both physical and mental difficulties as well as daily walks. The Irish Setter is not the dog to choose if you want an excellent guard dog, but it is good at perceiving sounds and movements, and can therefore alert you in specific situations. It is both intelligent, careful, cheeky, gentle and sometimes boisterous. Irish Setters with good socialization are good pets and family dogs. An Irish Setter should not live in an apartment, but if it is routinely taken on long walks, treks, or jogs, it will be content at a home without a huge garden.

Irish Setter Fur Care

The Irish Setter is a lovely long-haired dog. Its coat is prone to matting, so you must learn the best grooming techniques to keep it trimmed, neat, and healthy.

Use a soft brush to brush and comb your Irish Setter. Tangling, matting, and dead and loose hair will be effectively removed. Brushing it properly several times per week will keep its coat shiny and healthy. Bathe your Irish Setter with a special dog shampoo and conditioner to keep its skin from drying out. To dry its coat safely, use a blow dryer on low heat.

The ears of your Irish Setter hang down loosely and collect moisture and dirt. To avoid spreading infections, clean the visible areas of the dog's ears with safe dog wipes. If you notice any inflamed or scaly skin, consult your veterinarian for the best treatment.

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