Irish Setter

Irish Setter

The Irish Setter is a stunning breed that traces its origins all the way back to 18th century Ireland. They were orignally bred for hunting, but now they serve as loyal companions. This is an energetic and sensistive dog that is sure to impress everyone it meets.

Illustration courtesy of the American Kennel Club

Quick Facts


Height

Male: 23-28in

Female: 22-26in

Weight

Male: 60-75lb

Female: 53-65lb

Fun Fact

Irish Setters used to have white in their coat, but it was bred out during the 1800’s in Ireland.

About this Breed

The Irish Setter is a very regal, yet athletic pup that turn everyone’s head at the dog park. They originated in Ireland during the 1700’s as a hunting companion. The breed later took America by storm in the late 1800’s and again during the 1960’s and 70’s. With their origins rooted in hunting, Irish Setters come packed to the brim with energy. Expect endless amounts of play dates with a tennis ball. This is also a sensitive breed, which can turn into behavioral problems without good training and socialization from an early age. Irish Setters have a gorgeous coat, which requires a lot of work. These dogs need groomed more frequently along with occasional baths. With great beauty comes great responsibility.

Irish Setters on Embark

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    Summer

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Favorite Names

For Males

  1. keeva's litter
  2. Baron
  3. Cliff
  4. Bodie
  5. Caleb
  6. Chambers Rusty Red Dawn
  7. Bodi
  8. Clyde
  9. Cody
  10. Bailey

For Females

  1. Maggie
  2. Athena
  3. Summer
  4. Callie
  5. Irishdoodle
  6. Ariel
  7. Adelle
  8. Angel
  9. Brandi
  10. Azula

Common Locations

  1. Washington, United States
  2. Pennsylvania, United States
  3. New York, United States
  4. Utah, United States
  5. Oregon, United States
  6. Texas, United States
  7. Iowa, United States
  8. Illinois, United States
  9. California, United States
  10. Virginia, United States

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