The Irish Setter is beautiful, intelligent, and sweet-natured. Bred as a hunting dog, the Irish Setter has an impressive sense of smell and great sporting ability. Irish Setters thrive on human interaction and physical activity, and are extremely eager to please. One of this breed’s most distinct and popular features is the flashy red coat, which is long and feathered. Irish Setters have an athletic, slender build and a wonderful attitude. Happy, playful and outgoing, Irish Setters are sure to charm those around them!
The first Irish Setter imported to America arrived in 1875 and was named Elcho.
The Irish Setter originated in Ireland in the 18th century.