Life expectancy: 13 - 16 Years
Color: Whole-colored, red, red wheaten, or yellow-red; small amount
of white on chest.
Eyes: almond-shaped, medium-sized, well apart, dark to medium brown.
Coat type: short and fine on head and front legs, moderately long
and flat elsewhere.
Size: Males: 27 inches, 70 pounds; Females: 25 inches, 60 pounds
Health issues: The Irish Setter tends to bloat, feed 2 or 3 small
meals a day instead of one big one. It is particularly prone to
epilepsy and severe skin allergies. It is also prone to eye problems
and elbow & hip dysplasia, PRA, autoimmune disease and hypothyroidism..
Living conditions: Apartment is adequate if sufficient exercise