The Irish Setter is a beloved dog breed known for its affectionate, energetic, outgoing temperament and long, silky coat. Classified as a sporting breed, the Irish Setter is a large dog with an average weight of 60-70 pounds and a height of 25-27 inches.
This breed typically has a 10-11 year life span and requires high amount of exercise per day. As for grooming needs, the Irish Setter has high grooming requirements.
In this guide, we’ll take a closer look at the Irish Setter’s personality traits, exercise and grooming needs, as well as common health issues associated with the breed.
Irish Setter Breed Information
Breed Group: sporting
Average Weight (lbs): 60-70
Average Height (in): 25-27
Life Expectancy (years): 10-11
Daily Sleep: 12-14 hours
Irish Setter Appearance
Coat Type: long, silky
Coat Colors: mahogany, chestnut
Irish Setter Temperament and Personality
Temperament: affectionate, energetic, outgoing
Trainability: highly trainable, responds well to positive reinforcement
Exercise Needs: high
Grooming Needs: high
Irish Setter Health
Common Health Issues: hip dysplasia, progressive retinal atrophy, epilepsy
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