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I am relatively new to being an Irish setter owner I am the proud owner of 2 males 1 13mths and now a 17week male Bodie & Doyle, I would like to know if it is normal for Irish setters to drool my 13mth Drools excessively so far the young one doesn't seem to drool yet?
If this is common how do other cope with it? or should I see my vet about his drooling he looks more like a St Bernard then a setter with his drools
My boy has always been a drooler, Kim, especially when it comes to food....or girls in season! I simply carry a slaber cloth ( A.K.A. a bar towel ) with me at all times. It is convenient in size and handy for the job ( Get several of them ). I have seen many who don't seem to drool at all.....and then the likes of ours who do somewhat in varying degrees. It never really bothered me and I just accepted it as part of his individuality. Perhaps you could mention it to your vet. I am not aware of any medical conditions that could be a factor.....but then I am not a vet. I hope other members will post their knowledge and/or experience on the subject also. Best wishes.
I've had 16 Irish to date, a mix of boys and girls. I can't remember the girls being droolers, (except when we have brought in new puppies), but most of the boys have been, and at the moment I have 3 who drool for England!! I, like James, am never without a slobber cloth, which also is a bar towel. I have quite a few, and particularly favour the Guiness ones :) I always offer them to the poor unfortunates who stop to make a fuss of the boys, but the cloth is usually soaking anyway!
Just watch out for the flying 'shoestring' and hope it doesn't land anywhere inappropriate.
I love the Bodie and Doyle names...Was it the Professionals TV series that made you think of that?