Motley Acres Farm
The Irish Setter
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The Irish setter or Red Setter is from six different breeds including the Gordon Setter, English Setter, Irish Red & White Setter, Irish Terrier, Irish Water Spaniel and the Pointer. They were first known as the Red and White Setter with short legs, and small bone structure. This has been bred out of the Irish Setter. The Red and White Setter is very hard to find world wide, but the Red and White Setter is coming back into popularity like the Red Setter. When we have a pup with a white spot or patch on the chest, it shows the purity of the breed.
The first picture is Motley Acres Sweet Sarah Sue In Red, she now lives in Naples, Fl. The female with all the ring necks under her collar is Sully, she lives in Conneaut Lake, Pa. Sully was bred & born here at Motley Acres Farm, she is a daughter of Sweet Sarah and Richard.
Irish Setters originated in Ireland and were bred as gun dogs for game birds. These dogs have been known to set their game in the thick brush so the handler knows where the birds are. That's where their name came from; the Irish Setter.
These beautiful dogs range from light mahogany to a dark chestnut in color. They can have a small patch of white on their chest and/or a very small spot of white on their head. They grow to be 21 1/2" - 24 1/2" for the female, 23" - 26" for the male. They weigh 55 lbs. - 75 lbs. The life span is up to 12-14 years.
The Irish Setter is very friendly, intelligent, and excellent with children and other pets. They are known as the Red Headed Clowns, if you do not have a sense of humor then the Irish setter is not for you. As puppies, they have a reputation for getting into everything, but rest assured they will bring you a life time of joy and laughter. They are known to the world of painters as the favorite breed to paint due to their outstanding beauty. There is nothing more beautiful then an Irish setter running or posing in a field of emerald green grass. They are just stunning!!
At Motley Acres Farm, we breed the Irish Setter from many different champion bloodlines from AKC, Canada, Ireland, UK, Romania, Russia, Poland. We have some nice dogs that we imported from different parts of the world. We do not line breed. Our puppies are very well bred for their health, conformation, and wonderful temperament.