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How to care for an Irish Setter

August - 29 - 2012

The Irish setter is a perfect dog if you are looking for a family dog. They are very affectionate and love to be around children. Because of its energy they need to be trained from a very early age just to prevent the bad habits that can appear due to the overflowing enthusiasm. What this dog needs is a large yard in which it can run and do all its daily exercises. If you do not have such a large space make sure you let it off its leash as much as possible.

The first thing you should do when you buy you Irish setter is get it vaccine and also make sure that get them when they need them. Make sure you buy it appropriate anti flea products and that every three month you worm you adult dog.

The food you give it should be of high quality and with meat as its main ingredient. Also make sure that it gets all its vitamins, minerals, fats, proteins and carbohydrates it needs. The percentage in the food should be: 20% or more of raw fat, 30% or less of raw protein and 4% or less of fiber. Take into consideration portioning your dog’s meals instead of giving it one big meal.

Make sure you give it proper training because if they are not kept under control they can easily miss behave. They are very playful and friendly with children and other animals. At the same time they are very energetic so make sure you have a big yard full of toys and if you don’t make sure you leave it off the leash as much as possible.

In order to make sure the training goes well every time alternate the activities because the setters tend to get bored very easily and when that happened they become stubborn.

They need brushing every day because they have a picky coat. The good news is that they do not need to be bathing much because they tend to clean themselves. They also need their nails to be trimmed every two or three weeks.

They can develop several health problems such as: eye problems, hip dysplasia, skin problems, epilepsy and hypothyroidism. The males can reach up to 28 inches and have 75 pounds. On the other hand females can grow up to 26 inches and can weigh up to 65 pounds.

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