Irish Setters are well-balanced dogs. The dog has a straight, glossy coat, which is longer on ears, chest, back of legs and tail. The coat colors are mahogany or rich chestnut red with no black. A small amount of white color on the chest, throat or toes is permissible. A standard Irish Setter should be an example of balance, whether standing or in motion.
Picture source: Caemgen's Irish Setters
The Irish Setter's body is long, with a deep chest and firm and muscular loins. The neck is long and slightly arched. The long tail is tapering to a fine point.
Irish Setters - Temperamental Traits
Irish Setters are smart, affectionate, friendly and energetic dogs. Dogs of this breed do well with children and other pets. Such qualities as shyness, timidity or aggressiveness are not typical of the breed. Some dogs of this breed may be impulsive and possess an independent spirit. Therefore, it is sometimes difficult to train them. Irish Setters have an excellent sense of smell and can be used for any types of hunting. Irish Setters are easily housebroken. Purebred Irish Setters should have a stable temperament.