So you’re looking to adopt an Irish Setter, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “The Irish Setter has been described by its partisans as the most beautiful of dog breeds. Standing more than two feet at the shoulder, with a substantial yet elegant build, the Irish is famed for a brilliant coat of mahogany or chestnut. Long, sinewy legs and powerful rear drive help to place the Irish among the swiftest of all sporting dogs.The Irish Setter’s lovable personality has endeared the breed to sportsmen and pet owners for more than 200 years. Irish are outgoing dogs who enjoy making friends. These rambunctious redheads are big kids at heart, but they are eager to please and will respond to patient, positive training. They are said to be bold and rugged hunting partners, with a devil-may-care approach to their work. The Irish Setter is a high-spirited gundog known for grace, swiftness, and a flashy red coat. They are famously good family dogs: sweet-tempered companions for the folks, and rollicking playmates and tennis-ball fetchers for the children.”
An Irish Setter typically ranges from 63.5cm to 68.58cm in height, and weighs from 27.2155422kg to 31.751465900000003kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Irish Setter breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Irish Setter insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.