Dog breed: Irish Red SetterThis dog is descended from an as yet unconfirmed cross between an Irish red and white setter and a red dog. The first evidence for the existence of this dog breed goes back to the early 18th century. Century back. It is undisputed that the dog comes from Ireland. In Ireland the breed u. a. used as a search dog and for bird hunting. In Ireland, the setter is still very much appreciated as a hunting dog, whereas in England it is mainly kept as a show dog. However, when hunting, the Irish Setter is in his element, he is suitable for water work, likes to retrieve and can be trained on cloven-hoofed game. The Irish Setter has a lot of condition. Needs a regular run. The long deep red coat of the Irish Setter shines in the sun. The breed has a graceful appearance due to its particularly straight posture. His coat lies flat and is only slightly shorter on his paws, head and legs. The people-oriented dog fits in perfectly with the family. Exemplary he fits well into the family as a loyal friend with his gentle behavior. A regulated run is an important basis for the dog in good condition ( z. B. daily two-hour run on a bicycle tour).
Your house or apartment should be generously equipped and, if possible, also include a large garden, so that the dog also finds sufficient occupation every day. If he is unchallenged, or has not been trained consistently enough, he tends to be nervous and stubborn. However, its intelligence is a good prerequisite for obedient training. In the contact with children this breed is very unproblematic, because he gives a tireless play partner, who can put up with a lot. As a puppy, he is provided with sufficient affection. Praise also quickly housebroken. For the hunter it is a good companion dog. Makes a good scent hound thanks to its good sense of smell. On the hunt he convinces by his speed and endurance. The typical hunting use for the Irish Setter is snipe hunting. It belongs to the FCI standard no. Group 7. This is the marking for a pointing dog (hunting dog). This does not mean that he immediately gets into a conflict with other dogs or goes hunting on his own. His good obedience to the "master" opposite prevents this inconvenience. As a guard dog or for dealing with other dogs he is only conditionally suitable, also driving a car he does not like necessarily. If the dog comes from an over-breeding it can be very sensitive to noise and fearful.
The Irish Setter needs a lot of exercise every day. Riding a bicycle for several kilometers is pure pleasure for the dog. A diet of fresh meat and prepared food will cover the vitamins, fiber and minerals for the active dog. Although there are other types of Setter, the Irish Setter is the most enduring and versatile in its breed.
Irish Setter characteristics, temperament
Faithful, obedient, peaceful, very affectionate, attentive, sensitive, very fond of water, persevering, intelligent .
Irish Setter coat/coat care His long coat is to be brushed regularly. Especially his thinner coat on the ears, legs and underbelly needs special care. Due to the finer fur on the ears, a cleaning of the inner ear is necessary (an otitis op can help). To avoid infections on the paws, shortening the hair between the paws should be observed.
Irish Setter diseases The Irish Setter can get problems with the hip joint. First signs of walking should be taken seriously. Be examined by a veterinarian. Elbow dysplasia (ED) is an inherited disease that is detected by x-ray. With recognized breeders dogs with ED are excluded from breeding, rarely eye diseases.