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                Breed Standards for the Irish Setter

 

 

General Appearance:

Racy, balanced, and full of quality, the Irish Setter looks a spectacular and handsome sight.

 

 

Head:

Muzzle moderately deep, medium-size, almond-shaped eyes, long, lean head with distinct stop and well-defined occiput, low-set ears.

 

 

Tail:

carried straight or slightly curving upward, nearly level with the back.       

 

 

Coat:

Moderate length.

 

 

Color:

Mahogany or rich chestnut red.

 

 

Temperament:

A tireless and enthusiastic hunter, and it approaches everything in life with a rollicking, good natured attitude, full of gusto and fervor.


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