While they can be affectionate companion dogs, Irish Red and White Setters are essentially bred as gun dogs. Although recognised for their beauty, they are known first and foremost in a work setting.
This aristocratic breed is lively and alert, with a kindly, friendly nature, making it easy to train, but fundamentally determined, courageous and full of zip.
Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)
Loving / Alert / Friendly / Confident / Enthusiastic / Lively / Gentle / Intelligent