15 Historical Facts About Irish Setters You Might Not Know

The Irish Setter is the youngest of the three AKC Setter breeds. Irish hunters wanted and needed a fast dog with a keen sense of smell, the light red color was easily built.

#1 The first written mentions of the Irish Setter breed were made a very long time ago, back in the middle of the 15th century.

#2 In the first sources, the term “setter” did not denote a specific variety of dogs, but united under its name a group of animals related to hunting wild birds.

#3 Until now, it has not been possible to reliably determine which canine varieties can be attributed to the progenitors of the modern Irish setter.

Alice White

Written by Alice White

Alice White, a devoted pet lover and writer, has turned her boundless affection for animals into a fulfilling career. Originally dreaming of wildlife, her limited scientific background led her to specialize in animal literature. Now she happily spends her days researching and writing about various creatures, living her dream.

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