It is impossible to find an active forum for setter owners. I stumbled on this today while searching for others with very thin irish setters. My dog, Dublin, just turned 2 and I hear daily how very skinny he is. I think he looks great just how he is. He is 60lbs and the smallest irish I have owned. Our others were in the 80lb range. But larger boned in general. Dublin's mother was part field setter we were told with his dad show and a very large 90lbs. He must just take after his mom! Either way, whatever he is, to me is gorgeous and the love of our lives. He is lucky to spend two or more hours a day at our dog park running to his hearts content and visiting mainly the people, since he seems to be more into them than other dogs. He has a few favorite dogs to run with but really seems to enjoy the people most. We lost our first irish setter at the early age of 7 to prostrate cancer. He was my husband pal when I married him and we fell in love with the breed. We had a second setter then while raising our young boys and he suffered from horrible skin allergies and we let him go at 7 again. Back then (20 some years ago) they didn't discuss diet and had little to offer in the way of commerical kibble that wasn't a bag of corn. I know that dog would have had a better life today knowing what we know now about them and the great food choices now. We then spent 10 years with a wonderful Brittany who we lost two years ago to kidney failure. He was a great dog and we miss him dearly. So we took a chance on an Irish again. My husband missed his breed. And that is Dublin. A clown, a goof and a lazy boy too. He sleeps till its time for his dog park routine. Like the postman, rain sleet or snow, we are out there. Me, the lady who hates the cold! But for him I would move mountains, I adore this dog so much. I am sure I will post some and learn plenty. Thanks for reading about us.