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Breed: Irish Settler
Country of Origin: 18th century Ireland
AKC Group: Sporting
Function: Gun dog, companion
Life Span: 12-14 years
Appearance: Athletic, sleek
Color: Deep reddish-chestnut
Coat Type: Shedding
Grooming: Occasional brushing
Height: 21-25 inches
Weight: 55-70 pounds
Activity Level: Very high
Watch Dog: No
Protection: No
Intelligence: Medium
Trainability: Low-medium
Good With Children: Very good
Good With Pets: O.K.
Good With Strangers: Friendly
Character: Affectionate, athletic, clownish, silly
Home Environment: Fenced yard
Best Owner: Firm, patient, athletic
Potential Problems:  
Behavior: Barking, destructive, may ear foreign objects
Physical: Eye problems
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