We've always loved Irish setters, they are such lovely dogs, that is why this particular dog caught our eye," said Ann, who is a part-time receptionist at a veterinary practice.
But then George, a retired BT engineer, spotted a photograph in the Evening Telegraph's Pet SOS of Megan, a nine-year-old Irish setter that needed a loving home.
Prior to show-ring breeding, Irish setters were bred to run across expansive agricultural fields and open moorlands, primarily in search of partridge and pheasants.
It not uncommonly has a white patch on its face, reminiscent of the old, pre-show-ring Irish setters.
My whole family hunted and my grandfather raised field Irish setters
," Ober states.
- Heather and Ellie; Irish Setter
But Irish setters
and Afghan hounds tend to be barking mad.
Heather and Ellie; Irish Setter
Drawn by their favorite breed of dogs, they answer telephone calls day and night and meet at pickup spots to help Belgian Malinois, basset hounds, Irish setters
and nearly all other breeds on their journey to a new home.
IF YOU'VE BEEN reading this magazine for at least an issue or two, you know that my personal gun dogs have always been field-bred Irish setters
Many Irish setters
were easily excited and even more easily distracted, which added to the breed's scatterbrained reputation.
Editor Rick Van Etten and I have two things in common that I have enjoyed for many years--Clint Eastwood movies and Irish setters