I get the impression that some here think the perfect Irish setter is either kennel specific/country specific/inbred or outbred specific/beauty versus function specific/or just some nebulous specific. If it is not out of an English pure kennel, then somehow it has been contaminated. If it has been bred to a US Irish setter - most of which go back to English kennels- then somehow AKC has influenced and contaminated their line. If it has too much or too little coat-straight or wavy, what to do or apologize for? So what do most of you look for when breeding and how open is your mind to other kennels/other types/other countries and types when you consider breeding? Are most here willing to go out of the box and take a chance or stay with what they think they know and continue on as they always have?