Irish Setter

Ease of Training
Guard Dog


  • He originated in Ireland in the 19th century
  • He was used as a bird hunting dog

Personality and Behavior

  • He's a high energy dog
  • He's stable, outgoing, friendly and affectionate
  • He thrives on your love and companionship
  • He's a people-dog and wants to be around you all the time
  • He enthusiastically greets strangers
  • He's excellent with kids
  • He's good with other dogs and pets
  • He might sometimes pretend he's deaf when you call him
  • If he's bored he can become destructive


  • He's easy to train because he learns commands at an above average rate.


  • He sheds quite a bit of hair. You'll find some hair stuck to your clothes, couch and carpets.

Grooming / Maintenance

  • His medium-length coat only needs to be brushed occasionally. However, because it sheds you may find yourself brushing it once a week, or more, to minimize the hair in your home (what you remove with a brush doesn't end up on the couch!).

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