Ok. So this video isn’t the greatest. But if you would like to an Irish Setter who can really hunt, it’s worth watching. Check out how she moves and covers her ground. Very impressive, and she sure looks pretty on point at the end.
Irish Setters are beautiful dogs with sad stories. At one time, they were hunting dogs, and they were bred for the field. But over time, they lost their hunting backgrounds and were turned into overbred show dogs.
But today that’s changing. A dedicated group of people are breeding Red Setters – a variant of the Irish Setter that’s is reclaiming some this dog’s hunting heritage. You can read more about Irish and Red Setters here. I found this video of online of an Irish Setter in UK. It looks like a pretty decent hunting dog to me.