Irish Red Setter dog breed - photos and description
Pictures of the breed
The main features of the breed
|Need daily care
|Need for activity:
|Need a lot of physical activity
|Tolerance of loneliness:
|Type of wool:
|Long - haired
|Friendly to strangers:
|relatively easy to learn
|Tendency to bark:
|Bark only for warning, not for long
The Irish Setter (Irish Red Setter) is a hunting dog with an outgoing, intelligent, active lifestyle and a luxurious chestnut coat.
The Irish Setter is charming, intelligent, quick-witted and has a positive attitude towards life and others. Sometimes overly trusting, but able to stand up for herself, this chestnut cutie is a pet who never tires of discovering unexpected qualities in herself. Hunting with an Irish setter deserves a separate article. Only in some cases can the Irish Setter return without prey.
The Irish Setter is a dog whose internal battery operates in turbo mode from puppyhood until old age. And this applies not only to physical activity, but also to emotions, because the breed has strategic reserves. If an Irishman does not communicate with at least one living creature (be it a cat or a non-human) during the day, this can cause serious distress.
Easy to handle and friendly, Irish Red Setters are not at all aggressive. They do not expect trouble from strangers and are generous to children who do not know their manners. However, it would be a big mistake to perceive representatives of this breed as weak-willed and stupid. If necessary, the Irish Setter can be stubborn and firm. However, they are not assertive, leisurely in their tricks and tricks, and sometimes openly demonstrate such pretensions. Intelligent red-haired dogs do not tend to try to dominate people (there are exceptions), but in everyday life they prefer to make decisions alone.
Irish Red Setters are not averse to being "social" and fit easily into the company of their canine companions. They may also “spread their legs” and welcome a second dog into the home, as long as it is not a dominant and jealous dog such as a Rottweiler. Therefore, before getting an Irish Setter, think carefully about whether you are ready to sacrifice a morning run in any weather for the sake of relaxing on the sofa with a book, and whether you will get bored with the amount of emotions and feelings that the dog considers it its duty to pour out on its owner. Especially at home, the “Irish” loves to chase his owner’s tail, imperceptibly but tirelessly demanding affection, hugs and attention, and will not tolerate sharp commands or screams from such intense love.
The Irish Red Setter doesn't have a reputation for being an easy dog to train, but it's not a dog that can't do it. The problem lies in the overly active temperament of the breed, which does not allow its representatives to concentrate on any one object or activity for a long time. Therefore, if you seriously decide to start training your pet, be prepared to rack your brains to find an individual training program that will not cause rejection in the dog.