Level: Moderate - High
Function: bird setting and retrieving
Highly affectionate and intelligent, they are good with children.
Irish Setters must be trained at an early age to prevent the development
of bad habits. They are wonderful dogs and considered as a joy to
Most handsome and refined in looks, tremendously active with untiring
readiness to range and hunt under any conditions.
for: Active people & families.
9 - 15 years On average 13 years.
Rich chestnut with no trace of black. White on chest,
throat, chin or toes, or small star on forehead or narrow
streak or blaze on nose or face not to disqualify.
On head, front of legs and tips of ears, short and fine,
on all other parts of body and legs of moderate length, flat and
as free as possible from curl or wave. Feathers on upper portion
of ears long and silky; on back of fore and hindlegs long and fine.
Fair amount of hair on belly, forming a nice fringe which may extend
on chest and throat. Feet well feathered between toes. Tail to have
fringe of moderately long hair decreasing in length as it approaches
point. All feathering to be as straight and flat as possible.
Appearance: Must be racy, balanced and full of quality.
Large sized body. Eyes dark. Ears long & hang to the side of
the head. Tail coated & long.