cut 55 - 67cm
weight 18 - 29kg
hair long, dense undercoat in winter
dress red, fire
head thin, little marked stop
tail long, bushy
behaviour very active, playful, affectionate, very little tolerant of loneliness
federation FCI nomenclature group 7 section 2 no 120
The Irish Setter, formerly known as the Irish Red Setter, is a dog breed born and bred in Ireland.
It comes from Ireland. The Irish setter excels just as well in the woods as in the swamp or on the plain First of all dogs of net, the Irish setters seem to derive from older dogs called Spaniels then Larger Land Spaniels. Our setter only took its Irish name from the end of the 18th century for two reasons: the concentration in Ireland of white and red or all-red setters; the notoriety on the ground that they had acquired long ago by confronting difficult game in vast spaces. Towards the middle of the 19th century, the appearance of official dog racing and Kennel Clubs definitively endorsed the name of Irish Setter. The Irish Red Setter Club was founded in 1882 to champion the increasingly popular red variety. The first standard was drafted around 1885. During this time, red and white gradually fell into oblivion without disappearing completely. Since 1981, the creation of a club in Ireland has made it possible to federate breeders anxious to restore these letters of nobility to this magnificent breed. The Red Setter, says the red devil, is overflowing with energy, fiery, enterprising. He is a sporty, noble dog with a fiery expression. Intelligence, adaptability, endurance and resistance to any test, are all assets that allow this athlete to exercise the activity for which he was created: hunting. The Irishman excels in all fields. His quest is fast and wide (gallop faster than the English Setter) but he knows how to keep in touch when the environment "closes". He has a very developed sense of smell and great finesse which allows him to take in authoritarian emanations. His stopping is intense and precise which explains why false stoppers are unknown in the breed. He loves the marsh and he is a good retriever. Woodcock, snipe, partridge, grouse are among his favorite game. Very affectionate, these dogs are very popular companions. Their education will be firm but without brutality.