Irish Setter breed profile
Training and intelligence
Irish Setters are sensitive souls, so gentle positive training methods will yield the best results. You will have to persevere to achieve a good recall as they are easily distracted by interesting scents.
These glamorous redheads are affectionate and sweet natured. Irish Setters are very high spirited, but are generally good with children.
Attitude towards strange dogs and people
Irish Setters are very friednly towards both unfamiliar dogs and people. They are not guarders at all.
Grooming and shedding
Shedding will be low, although that glorious coat will need some attention. Daily brushing will help keep the Irish Setter's coat in good condition.
The Irish Setter has a lot of energy, and needs opportunities to burn it off. Walking and free running will help keep them happy.
Need for company
Irish Setters like to be with their people. This is definitley a breed that doesn't thrive on being left alone, as it likes some form of company, human or otherwise.
Irish Setters are slow to mature, and remain puppylike throughout their lives. They have a tendency to bark if left unoccupied.