Irish Setter

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Irish Setter overview

The Irish Setter originated in Ireland in 1700s. They are friendly gundogs, active and boisterous. Can be difficult to train and requires a lot of active play, exercise and regular grooming.
An Irish Setter suits active family groups that has experience in owning dogs. 

Other known names for Irish Setter

Red Setter

Irish Setter foreign names

Ierse Setter (Dutch), Setter Irlandais Rouge (French), Setter Irlandés (Spanish)



Breed Group

Gundog Group

Biological data

Male: 27-32 kg.
70 lbs.
Female: 27-32 kg.
60 lbs.
Male: 64-69 cm.
27 inches.
Female: 64-69 cm.
25 inches.
Colours, markings and patterns
Rich chestnut with no trace of black.
White on chest, throat, chin or toes, or small star on forehead, or narrow streak or blaze on nose or face will not disqualify.

Irish Setter links we are happy to endorse

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Irish Setter – Breed standard

The below links are external

Irish Setter references and further reading

Ierse Setter Club  


Irish Setter Club of America

Irish Setters UK & Ireland 
Irish Setter Rescue 
Irish Setter Association

Please get in touch

If you are an animal photographer, an expert on Irish Setter dogs or a breeder, we would love to hear from you. We strive to have all the latest, most helpful and accurate information on our website, but nobody is perfect, so we do ask for your feedback if we can improve our website.

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AP-0SPUC7 - Irish Red Setter working type at field trial
Photo © Animal Photography, Eva-Maria Kramer