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Irish Setter Dog Breed Information, Pictures, Characteristics & Facts

Irish Setter information including pictures, training, behavior, and care of Irish Setters and dog breed mixes.


Unlike many of the other dogs on this list, the Irish Setter is a rowdy and rollicking dog with more energy than he knows what to do with. Happily, though, that energy is rarely channeled into nuisance barking, and as long as he’s given plenty of exercise, he can be a great choice for families.


Irish Setter puppy-We had a puppy named Patsy for about a week. With five hell-raising children, it was more than my mom could handle. My dad gave her away at his pottery store. She was darling and had that amazing puppy breath (along with the razor-sharp puppy teeth.)


The Irish Setter is a rowdy and rollicking redhead with energy to spare. At his best, he is sweet and trainable, but he is sometimes stubborn. Expect him to retain his puppy-like vigor until he is at least three years old.