Sometimes referred to as the “Cadillac of bird dogs,” the Pointer is a very old, English breed. These handsome, loyal and intelligent dogs make excellent companions and working dogs for active families. Pointers are eager to please and are distinguishable by their unique “stop,” which is an indentation between their muzzle and forehead. Pointers are friendly, strong, and would do well in Large Living Spaces with room to run.
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Setters are well-known as a type of hunting dog from England, originated from over 400 years ago. The modern English Setter was bred for the first time in the 19th century. This is a kind, affectionate, and gentle breed. They are sport dogs, but they are not so active to exhaust you. They only bark if strangers come to your door, but if you introduce your guests, they will welcome your acquaintances. English Setters are very playful, curious, and love to be held by people during their puppyhood. Proper training and socialization with other animals and people are very important for them at their young ages. English Setters usually get along well with people, but because of their hunting instinct, they tend to be independent-minded. Kind and persistent training is very important to them. You need to keep the training time interesting to avoid their stubbornness. English Setters love children and tend to protect them, that’s why adult supervision is important when kids are playing around. English Setters’ size is about 1 foot 11 inches to 2 feet 3 inches, and their weight varies between 45 and 80 pounds.
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!