Irish Setters get along well with children, other dogs, and any household pets, and will enthusiastically greet visitors. Even though they do well with household pets, small animals may pose a problem for this breed, as they are a hunting breed. Some Irish setters may have problems with cats in the house, and may be too rambunctious with small children. As the FCI, ANKC and UK Standards state, the breed should be “Demonstrably affectionate.” As a result, Irish Setters make excellent companion animals and family pets. Irish Setters are an active breed, and require long, daily walks and off-lead running in wide, open spaces. They are, however, a breed with a tendency to ‘play deaf,’ so careful training on mastering the recall should be undertaken before allowing them off-lead.
Irish Setters enjoy having a job to do. Lack of activity will lead to a bored, destructive, or even hyperactive dog. This is not a breed that can be left alone in the backyard for long periods of time, nor should they be. Irish Setters thrive on constant human companionship. Irish Setters respond swiftly to positive training and are highly intelligent. Though they are usually alert to their surroundings, Irish Setters are not well-suited as guard-dogs as they are not a naturally assertive breed.
When looking for a puppy to purchase it is highly recommended to contact any of the Breed Clubs we have listed for this breed since it is they who should be able to put you in touch with members who have bred litters according to their Club’s Code of Ethics.
BUYER BEWARE; Some breeders listed here may not be members of a Irish Setter Breed Club, there may be good reasons for this, but ask the question before you enter into any transaction.
NSW, REPTON; “ROANINISH ” LORNA PEDERSEN +61-02-6655-4656 firstname.lastname@example.org
QLD, BRISBANE; “HIGHPERELLE” CAROLYN & ANNETTE PEAREN +07 32000498 email@example.com
VIC, Tyabb; “EIREAN” KEITH & DIANE ANDERSON +Phone: 613-5977-4537 firstname.lastname@example.org WEBPAGE
VIC, Melbourne; “RHIANNON” MARINA & JACINTA SCOTT +6139 370 8545 email@example.com
VIC, Melbourne; “PENDORIC” ANNE-MARIE HEARN +Phone: 61 3 98441342 firstname.lastname@example.org
BC, Prinston; “Palarset” Pam & Larry Legault, + 250-295-7343 email@example.com
BC, KALEDIN; “RUSSELL” SUSAN RUSSELL +250-295-5467 firstname.lastname@example.org
ON, RIDGEVILLE; “CRIMSONACRE (Reg.)” RON PERRY +905-892-3551 email@example.com
ON, Ottawa; “Yorick” Irish Setters, Larry and Mendy Mosgrove, +(613) 432 7306 WEBPAGE
KILKENNY; Carrue Michael Martin +0035 351 851 494 firstname.lastname@example.org
WEXFORD; “Cilleigine” Irish Setters, Kenneth Kennedy, KENNETH KENNEDY, +00353870993711 email@example.com
CHESHIRE; “Mavivica” Ms S V Tridgett +07931577369 Tridgett@aol.com
DUMFRFIES; “Summergate” Helen Gracie +01387 269295 / 07590622801 HELEN163@HOTMAIL.CO.UK
GLOUCESTERSHIRE; “Cairacailie” Mr R Mrs J & Miss K Roberts +01453 548105 / 07969426549 firstname.lastname@example.org
HAMPSHIRE; “Laganglen” Irish Setters, Ursula Bailey, +01794279134 / 07899660061 email@example.com
PERTHSHIRE; “Drumwhaur” Irish Setters, Mrs. H. R. Stephenson +01577 830649 firstname.lastname@example.org
POWYS; “Jennison” Irish Setters, TERRY & BARBARA WHARTON, +01686 622198 / 07981810580 email@example.com
WORCESTERSHIRE; “COLOURBOX” , Geraldine Cove-Print +01299 823794 firstname.lastname@example.org
YORKSHIRE; ” loganrish” Irish Setters, Wendy Holehan +0113 2266674 / 07881468058 email@example.com
YORKSHIRE; “Lowdon” Val Jarvis + 01427 891717 / 07502022806 firstname.lastname@example.org
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
AK, BIG LAKE; “Glenrose Irish Setters” GLENN R. & ROSELINE G. OLSEN + 907-892-9008
AZ, TUCSON; “Jadestar Irish Setters” JANET & JACK SMITH +520-975-1726 WEBPAGE
AZ, PHOENIX; “ABSINTHE IRISH SETTER” JOHN HUGHES +602-944-9197
CA,TRACY; “Shine-On” Irish Setters, GINA HEMPHILL & RAY ATKINSON +Cell: 209-612-9521 email@example.com WEBPAGE
CA, Norco; “Dublin Meadows” Irish Setters, Pat Boldt, +(951) 808 8531 WEBPAGE
CO, Longmont; “Cairncross” Irish Setters, Renette Berggren, +(303) 775 7461, WEBPAGE
KY, KIRKSEY: Kennel “HART TO HART” : DANICE & GEARY HART: Phone, + 630-854-6463 : MEMBER OF THE IRISH SETTER CLUB OF AMERICA.
KY, Cecilia: Kennel “Belvedere” TERRY ZILISCH: Phone: 270-862-2997: MEMBER OF THE IRISH SETTER CLUB OF AMERICA.
MI, TEMPERANCE: Kennel “ERIN” : ERIN A. CALLAHAN: Phone + 734-847-3868: MEMBER OF THE IRISH SETTER CLUB OF AMERICA.
MN, SAINT PAUL,: Kennel “COURTWOOD (Reg’d) “:SUSAN M HAHNEN: Phone +: 651-484-5494: MEMBER OF THE IRISH SETTER CLUB OF AMERICA.
OH, STRONGSVILLE: Kennel “LUNN’S IRISH SETTERS(Reg.)”: KRISTA MUSIL: Phone, + 216-548-6260: MEMBER OF THE IRISH SETTER CLUB OF AMERICA.
OR; Avon Farm Leslie Russell +(503) 657 4897
WI, COLUMBUS: Kennel ” ANAMACARA (reg’d)”: GAIL & TAMARA JACKSON: Phone + 920-992-3993: MEMBER OF THE IRISH SETTER CLUB OF AMERICA..