The head-turning Irish Setter developed from the Irish Red and White and quickly took over in popularity, becoming slightly racier and finer-boned in build.
An energetic home with someone home most of the day to enjoy this fun, mischief-making 'forever puppy'.
The impatient. Irish Setters have an unfair reputation for being the dumbest of breeds; actually, they can be smart (and are 'above average working dogs', according to Professor Stanley Coren). But they can be stubborn and easily distracted and need lots of patience handling.
Red Setter, Irish Red Setter
People will amusingly say "You should put a saddle on it!"
High (Two hours or more)
Without sufficient mental and physical exercise will probably do the wall of death around the living room!
Jacket and skinny trousers
Any feathering can get knotty. Some coats self-clean by depositing mud all over the kitchen floor.
All canines drop some hair, think of it as dog glitter!
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