Original Name : Irish Red Setter
Type : Braccoid
Male size : 22¾-26½ inches
Female size : 21½-24½ inches
Degree of grooming :
Countries of origin : Ireland
Irish Setters are racy and athletic dogs. Distinguished with a kindly expression, it is their beautiful red coat that catches the eye, but their harmonious forms, build and style that holds it. They inspire devotion, too, as a lively, intelligent, energetic, affectionate and loyal breed.
Long and lean, without coarseness around the ears, parallel muzzle and skull of equal length.
Proportionate to the size of the dog, well descended chest that is fairly narrow at the front, well sprung ribs leaving plenty of room, muscular, slightly arched loins.
Rich chestnut with no trace of black.
Medium-sized, fine texture, set low and well back, hanging in a neat fold against the head.
Medium length, proportionate to the body, set rather low, strong at the base, tapering to a fine point.
Short and fine on head, front of legs and tip of ears; medium length, flat elsewhere.
Irish Setters were developed in their native country for hunting purposes from the Irish Red and White Setter and an unnamed solid red dog. The type was clearly identifiable in the 18th century. The club was formed in 1882, publishing the standard four years later, and has hosted field trials and shows ever since.
The solid red variety started to appear alongside the red and white variety in Ireland at the end of the 19th century. A special club was formed in 1882 and has not looked back since, prioritizing the right blend of elegance and the qualities of a versatile pointer.