The Irish Setter originated as a gun dog in Ireland but their rich mahogany coat quickly attracted the attention of dog lovers everywhere. The Setter will carry itself with poise and grace but maintains a very muscular build and active persona. Popular in dog shows and competitions, the breed are very competitive and successful.
A great dog for: The Irish Setter makes a great addition to the family, especially a young and active family. The breed need to be exercised at least twice daily and with the family for as much of the day as possible. As a social breed, the Irish Setter can become destructive when left alone for too long.
Favourite activities: Playing, running, spending time with the family and socializing.
Backyard requirements: The breed need to be kept active to avoid boredom which will lead to destructive behaviours. A large and fenced backyard is required to keep this pooch active throughout the day. However the Irish Setter is not an outdoor dog. They need to be indoors and close to the family, especially at night.
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