The Irish Setter has a sturdy yet elegant build. Racy and athletic, these dogs look every bit the swift-moving hunters that they are.
Lifespan: 12–15 yr
Height: 25–26 in
Weight: 48–88 lb
An Irish Setter's coat requires brushing at least twice a week with a soft-bristled brush or pin brush to keep it looking its best. Use a long-toothed comb as necessary to work out any tangles. Because of their long ears, Irish Setters may be more susceptible to ear infections. So, check and clean your ears regularly to prevent infections. Also, maintaining good dental hygiene is essential for the overall long-term health of all dogs. In addition to professional dental cleanings, establish an at-home dental care routine that includes regular teeth brushing.
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Irish Setters are at a greater risk than other breeds to bloat (also known as twisted stomach). To help prevent bloat, break your dog's food up into several meals a day, and use a food bowl specially designed to slow their rate of eating. When timing meals, avoid feeding your pup immediately after any kind of vigorous activity and wait at least an hour after eating before allowing them to run or exercise.
Hip dysplasia, Progressive retinal atrophy
acral lick dermatitis (lick granuloma) Atopy, Cataracts, Cerebellar abiotrophy(ataxia) Cerebellar hypoplasia, Cervical vertebral instability ( Wobbler syndrome)colour dilution alopecia, Entropion, Gastric dilatation-volvulus, Globoid cell leukodystrophy (galactocerebrosidosis) Gluten-sensitive enteropathy, Hemophilia, Hypothyroidism, Idiopathic epilepsy, Immune-mediated hemolytic anemia ( I M H A) Lissencephaly, Megaesophagus, Patent ductus arteriosus ( P D A) Perianal fistula, Persistent pupillary membranes ( P P M)seborrhea, Third eyelid (nictitating membrane) abnormalities - "cherry eye" Tricuspid valve dysplasia
Cutaneous asthenia ( Ehlers- Danlos syndrome) Ectropion Optic nerve hypoplasia and micropapillasebaceous adenitis