According to many, the Irish Setter is perhaps the most beautiful hunting dog breed. It is also kept as a pet. It is a very energetic dog so it must get plenty of daily exercise. It also needs a lot of space, such as a spacious yard, and therefore it cannot live in an apartment. It is an intelligent, loyal, obedient, jolly, playful and friendly dog that bonds with its family, including children, and seeks human attention and enjoys being petted. It can coexist peacefully with other pets.
The Irish Setter is a middle-sized dog. Its height ranges from 64 to 69 cm tall. The male weighs from 27 to 32 kilos while the female weighs from 24 to 29 kilos. Its coat is long, smooth and shiny with a silky texture. Its coat-color is always deep red.