Country of Origin: Ireland
  • Activity Level: high
  • Grooming Level: moderate
  • Trainability: moderate
  • Adaptability: moderate
  • Kid/Pet Friendly: often
  • Average Size: Medium
  • Average Lifespan: 12-15 years
  • Prey Drive: high
  • Watchdog: very alert
  • Registered?: aca, akc
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Irish Setter Breed Profile


Shoulder height: 23-27 inches. Weight: 53-70  pounds.

The Irish Setter has a soft, flat, and medium-length coat.

Irish Setters are energetic, intelligent, affectionate, and loving.

Irish Setters have no guarding instincts, get along with other pets, and are good with children.

It is very important that a person starts training early with this breed. They are easy to housebreak, but general obedience is very important.

The Irish Setter requires exercise daily.