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2008-05-27 12:38:46

The Irish Setter is a hunting breed used predominantly for pointing upland game birds. The breed is also capable of being used for other types of hunting, such as hunting in the wetlands. It was The Irish Setter was brought to the United States in the 1800s and quickly became one of the most common hunting dogs. During the 1940s the breed began to disappear from the field, and an outcross with the English Setter was necessary to revive the breed. This cross produced the Red Setter, another...

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2008-05-27 12:27:50

The Irish Red and White Setter is a medium sized gundog. It is similar to the Irish Setter, however it is more often a working breed. At one time, all Irish Setters were red and white, but for years following, only red dogs were bred. During the 20th century, the breed nearly faced extinction, but an Irish clergyman revived the breed. The Irish Red and White Setter stands 22.5 to 26 inches high and weighs 50 to 70 pounds. It has a long, silky white and red coat. The breed is a loyal...

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