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Irish Setter

Sensitive and very active!!! (other names: Irish Red Setter, Madra Rua, Red Setter)

Irish Setter
origin:Ireland
date origin:18th century
life expectancy:12 to 13 years
classification:Gundog
height:52 to 62 cm
weight:18 to 25 kg
exercise: Demandingtraining: Reasonablegrooming: Needs groomingfeeding: Mediumsize: Large
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History [ edit ]

In the early 1700s, there were only recognized Irish Red and White Setter, but less then a century after, some dogs that had been separately bred were seen as a different specimen – the solid reds. However even today some white marks can occur in this breed, but they are only accepted specific areas. The Irish Setter was very popular in Ireland, it´s country of birth. This dog´s breed name in Gaelic, a language spoken in Ireland, is “Madra rua” meaning "red dog".

Many are the breeds that are pointed out for being this setter ancestor, such as: Spanish Pointer, other pointers, setting spaniels, Scottish setters, English Setters, Gordon Setters and even Bloodhounds, Irish Water Spaniels and Irish Terriers. The most ancient known Irish Setter is a British dog of the 1870s named Palmerston.