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Irish Setter

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Irish Setter Breed Standards

The Irish Setter Club Of America and the American Kennel Club recognize a very specific breed standard for the Irish Setter. It is important to note that the Field Dog Stud Book, which also provides registration for the Irish Setter breed among other hunting and sporting dogs, does not necessarily require the same breed standards. In addition some of the Irish Setters in the Field Dog Stud Book have been outbreed with approved English Setters in an attempt by hunters to revert back to the smaller, field type lines within the Irish Setter breed. The Irish Setters within the American Kennel Club registry are not outbreed and cannot be crossed with any other setter or sporting group dog and still be considered eligible for AKC registration. [...]

The Irish Setter As A Family Dog

The vast majority of modern Irish Setters are not ever going to be used as hunting dogs, even those of championship lines. In the late 20th century the breed moved from a hunting breed to a show breed, somewhat changing the appearance of the dog, but also developing a much more family friendly dog that was an ideal companion pet. [...]

Irish Setter Temperament And Traits

It is had to imagine a better temperament in a dog than the typical personality of the Irish Setter. They are an outstanding companion dog for several reasons, not the least of what has been a concentrated effort by breeders to keep the stable, friendly and outgoing temperament of the breed as a priority with breeding programs. The breed standard for the Irish Setter specifically notes that the dog should not exhibit any signs of aggression or timidity while in the ring. [...]

Irish Red And White Setter

The Irish Red and White Setter has actually taken a backseat to the more popular all red Irish Setter, although they were originally developed from the same foundation stock and breeds. This is not a color variation on the Irish Setter; the two breeds have been separate and different for hundreds of years, resulting in a different breed standard as well as a truly different dog. [...]

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