About the Irish Red Setter

Irish Red Setters are fast and athletic dogs who have grown in popularity thanks to their lively, intelligent, energetic, affectionate and loyal nature.

Originally bred as gun dogs in their native country, Irish Red Setters are now popular family dogs across the world, making excellent companions for adults and children alike.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

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Ireland
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FCI Group 7, AKC Sporting Group
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Medium
Avg life expectancy
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Enthusiastic / Intelligent / Lively / Loving / Loyal / Resilient / Hard-working

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  • Requires moderate grooming
  • Requires outdoor space
  • Enjoys training