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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.

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