All About Irish Setter
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The Havanese is considered a LARGE dog based on the average height and weight.
Males – Height: 27 inches.
Weight: 70 pounds.
Females – Height: 25 inches.
Weight: 60 pounds.
Irish Setters are commonly chestnut, mahogany and red. They sometimes have white markings.
Irish Setters are the life of the party. Friendly, fun-loving and natural clowns, they enjoy hunting and playing with their families equally. They are enthusiastic about their every pursuit.
Irish Setters are considered a very high-energy breed that requires a lot of daily activity to stay out of trouble.
They should get at least an hour of vigorous exercise each day, such as running or strenuous games. If they do not burn off their energy, they can become frustrated and destructive.
- Irish Setters have flat, straight coats that grow in a feathery pattern on their ears, the backs of their legs, bellies, chests and tails.
- They are a moderate-maintenance grooming breed, needing a brush two to three times per week.
- Their feathery hair should be clipped regularly. Irish Setters have long, thin heads and run with a graceful trot.
12 to 14 years
The most common health concerns for Irish Setters include gastric torsion, canine hip dysplasia, and progressive retinal atrophy. Epilepsy, megaesophagus, panosteitis and hypertrophic osteodystrophy are less common but still occur within the breed, while hemophilia A is seen occasionally.
Irish Setters have a medium tolerance for hot and cold climates.
Irish Setters make good family pets, but some small children may be scared by their rambunctious natures. They are very friendly toward other dogs and other household pets.
- Irish Setters originated in Ireland in the 18th century.
- Though many assume that English, Gordon and Irish Setters are different varieties of the same breed, they are all actually their own breeds.
- President Richard Nixon owned an Irish setter, King Timahoe, as does former presidential candidate Mitt Romney. His dog is named Seamus.