Are Setters high energy?
Irish Setters are active, energetic, outgoing and high-energy dogs who can act clownish at times. Despite being independent and impulsive at times, they are great with children and other pets. Irish Setters are easy to house-train and are comfortable on nearly any terrain in almost any climate.
Are Setters stubborn?
Stubbornness. English Setters are sweet-natured but have a strong stubborn streak. You must show them, through absolute consistency, that you mean what you say. Read more about English Setter Training.
What is an Irish setters job?
The Irish Setter was bred for hunting, specifically for setting or locating and pointing upland gamebirds. They are a tireless, wide-ranging hunter, and well-suited to fields and wet or dry moorland terrain.
Are Setters protective?
The English setter is a gentle, friendly, placid dog that is especially good with children. He is mild-mannered and sensitive and loves to both give and receive affection. These dogs are known to be alert and protective of their families and territories, but will calm down quickly when told to.
Are Irish Setters good off leash?
Setters are also good with cats and other dogs. (Just keep them away from birds!) Ideally, they’ll live in a home that has a large outdoor space for them to run off-leash. An apartment, townhome or any home in a city would not be ideal for an Irish Setter.
Are Irish Setters one person dogs?
More than most other breeds, Irish Setters need a great deal of companionship and do not like being left alone for more than a few hours. They tend to express their unhappiness through destructive chewing and barking. If you work all day, this is not the breed for you.
Which is the biggest Setter?
The largest of the setter breeds, there is no mistaking the Gordon setter. With its large bone structure and distinctive black-and-tan coat, the Gordon stands out.
Should I get a Golden Retriever or Irish Setter?
The Golden Retriever is the 4th most popular breed and the Irish Setter is 77th on the AKC’s 2020 most popular breeds chart. Two key differences between Irish Setters and Golden Retrievers are their energy and size. Irish Setters are a little taller and lankier than Golden Retrievers and have a little more energy.