Irish Setters live from between 10 to 14 years of age.
Average height & weight
58cm to 70cm
24kg to 32kg
Breed personality, characteristics & temperament
The Irish Setter is an independent, but sweet-natured dog with a rollicking personality that makes a wonderful, loving companion. Shyness, hostility or timidness is uncharacteristic of this beautiful breed, which is best known for its outgoing, stable temperament and strong hunting instinct.
Compatibility with other pets
Remember that this breed has a high energy level and requires regular exercise. It is essential that an Irish Setter be regularly groomed. The coat should be brushed to keep it free of dirt, burrs, snarls and matts. Brushing also stimulates production of natural oils, giving the coat that beautiful characteristic mahogany gloss.
An active dog, the Irish Setter requires a certain amount of daily exercise and attention to grooming. Always seek someone who is familiar with the breed to assist you when acquiring an Irish Setter puppy, and make sure you pick a pup with a happy outgoing personality.
Decision time (resources provided by Kennel Club):
Before making a decision on getting a puppy, here are some articles you might find helpful:
What do I need to consider when thinking of buying a puppy?
How do I find the right breeder, what should I ask them?
How do you check if the breeder is reputable?
What to ask your vet prior to buying a puppy?
Where to find dogs (resources provided by the Kennel Club):
Find out about important information about purchasing dogs from pet shops and traders