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People are strange. I just read about survey results on peoples response to "What do you think is the most beautiful dog breed?" Just to show what poor taste people have, the Irish Setter ranked below dogs like the german shepard, black lab and the occasional bulldog. My opinion is that most of these folks need to go see an optometrist. How can that silky red coat not win first place? Opinions anyone?
our IRWS won prettiest bitch at a fun show at the weekend she is the right hand one http://www.flickr.com/photos/89528755@N06/8145367831/in/photostream/ so I am biased
They get my vote David. They are beautiful gals.
We went to essex fun day it was a nightmare she made the final 20 out of about 200 but to see them running and having fun is more impressive than their looks.Our red old lady is a large dog a lot of the young ones I see now seem too thin
Dianne I think you may be right, Irish are few a far between here in Utah. People are always asking what kind of dog is that? The red coat makes them curious. Not every one is old enough to remember the Big Red movie when I was a kid. We need a modern movie featuring Irish Setters!
We were in the country park when we were separated from our red and whites by a large column of joggers they were panicing. Our older red irish was in the middle of the path with the group going either side of her and getting lots of pats on the head,she would go off with anyone who gave her attention .the red and whites are a little more reserved/cautious
I think it's just what people are brought up with...Dulux dogs, Andrex puppies and the such. People don't have that much imagination to see past the obvious. Can't say I'm that impressed with Labs at the moment. Most on the show circuit are over-weight and for one to get RBIS @ Crufts, well don't get me started! If that was the best representative of today's modern Gundog then I'll give up now! I thought ALL of the Setters were better than that labrador.
Irish Setters look best in the late evening sun, running free through fields of grass. And then you get home and spend half an hour picking out all the grass seeds, ticks and creepy crawlies! There is a downside to a beautiful coat but I'd never give them up.
I love Salukis but don't know if I'd ever want to own one.
My boy has the most beautiful temperament, personality, wicked sense of fun and is the best morning snuggs dog I have ever known. Oh yes and he has a lovely red coat.
I have always had a dog in my life, brought up with Cocker Spaniels and loved every one of them. Then I married and had two cockers, later our first rescue Irish Toby then one day our daughter brought home a puppy greyhound from the racing kennel where she worked. I loved them all but I must admit that our Irish have a special place in my heart.