The breed of dog known as Setter Irish (Irish Setter or Setter Irish Red) has two variants: the primordial era red and white and the rear is only red (Mahogany).
The origins of this race back to Ireland at the beginning of the 18th century, time in which were especially educated to find prey in the hunt with shotgun.
Although the oldest Setter of this country were white and Red, After various selection processes, born red Irish Setter.
During the 19th century, the race began to gain popularity for his skills to hunt and 1882 was founded the The Irish Red Setter Club in Dublin. From then on, the number of this type of dogs increased while that of the red and white variety was declining.
The Red Setter began exporting to the United States.UU. in large quantities by the end of the 19th century, so the race was extended by various continents, so it is now common in Europe and America. Today, this breed is most often used as a pet than as useful for hunting dog, Although experts in the field say that the Irish Setter retains a large capacity for this sport.
The Red Setter or Setter Red is a variant of the Setter Irish. The Red Setter is a breed of dog used for hunting at levels high and flat sample. There is a debate between supporters of this breed sobre that variant of the race (Red or white) It has better performance as working dog.
Setter Irish came to United States in the early 19th century. It was a very well valued dog since it imposed respect and was one of the most used for hunting.
In 1874, the American Field He began to register the breeds of dogs in the United States.UU. in the so-called Field Dog Stud Book (FDSB). This is the first record of pure breeds in the country. At that time, dogs could register even when the father and mother were of different race, so the Llewellin Setter breed grew up mixing native blood of English Setter and Irish Setter breeds. By that time, the Red Irish Setter became one of the Favorites for the show ring.
The Irish Setter of the 19th century was not a red dog; the AKC registered copies of Irish Setter of many colors. Frank Forester, writer of the 19th century, described the Irish Setter as well:
"The Irish Setter are more bony and sharp", of robust complexion, a longer head, a layer less silky and straight to the English Setter. Its color should be red and white color depth, a common brand is a strip of white between the eyes and a white ring around the neck, white socks, "and a white tuft in the tail".
The Setter preferred at that time on the show, was completely Red, so that was the direction that took the breeding.
In the Decade of 1940, Field and Stream magazine wrote an already known fact: The Irish Setter was disappearing and a new crossing was necessary to revive the breed as a working dog. The magazine Sports Afield He supported this claim and a breeder, Ned LaGrange, Pennsylvania he invested a significant sum of money buying the last specimens of EE working Irish Setter.UU and imported dogs of Europe.
With the complacency of the Field Dog Stud Book, He began making crosses with English Setter champions red and white and created the National Red Setter Field Trial Club to create and improve the race toward a dog that could compete in skill with white Setter, This is how it begins the modern red Setter and the controversy over which has better performance when working.
The coat is moderately long and silky, and red or brown in colour. It requires frequent brushing to maintain their status. The inner layer is abundant in winter, and the top layer is long. It presents more long tail hair fringes, the ears, the chest, the legs and the body.
According to the official standard the height of the Irish Setter goes of 63 to 69 cm., Males weigh 27 to 32 Kg. and females in 24 to 29 Kg. The breed standard that marks the CRF, However, varies a little, the height in the male lies of 58 to 67 cm., and in females in 55 to 62 cm..
The Irish Setter gets on well with children, with other dogs, and with home pets, in general, and shows much enthusiasm when arrive visits, He is running to greet.
The Irish Setter is an active breed, and it requires long daily walks in a large open space, enjoy having a job to do. Lack of activity will lead to a bored dog, hyperactive and even, destructive. They tend to respond quickly to the positive training and are very intelligent.
Although they are usually alert to what is happening in your environment, the Irish Setter is not a good guard dog, all are friends, is a race, course, assertive. Feature that has led them to work like dogs for therapy in schools and hospitals.
As reflected in the breed standard, marked by different international organizations as FCI, the race must be “loving and affectionate”. As a result, We have that, an Irish Setter, It is an excellent company and the family pet animal.