Family: gundog, setter, pointer
Area of origin: Ireland
Original function: bird setting and retrieving
Average size of male: Ht: 27, Wt: 70
Average size of female: Ht: 25, Wt: 60
Other names: red setter
Irish Setter Dog Temperament
The Irish setter was bred to be a tireless and enthusiastic hunter, and she approaches everything in life with a rollicking, good-natured attitude, full of gusto and fervor. Given a daily outlet for her energy, she makes a pleasant companion. Without ample exercise, she can be overly active inside or become frustrated. She is an amiable breed, eager to please and be part of her family's activities. She is good with children. She is less popular as a hunter than the other setters.