14+ 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.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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