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14 Cool Facts About Irish Setters

Originally bred for hunting, their owners once preferred Irish setters to be red and white, because that color pattern made the dogs easier to see in the field.

#1 The most notable character about the Setters is their beautiful red coats.

#3 Show Irish Setters are distinct from field Irish Setters.

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#4 The ones in shows have a beautiful, shiny radiant coat that is its main attraction.

#5 The first champion Irish Setter in the U.S. was a dog named Elcho.

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#6 An Irish bus company uses the Irish Setter as its mascot and logo.