Setters need a lot of exercise and mental stimulation. We are lucky to live in the north of Ireland where we have access to forests, beaches, bogs, moorlands and mountains and our boys are let off leash every day to explore and use their…"
"Right, Julie, I see you're from Washington, US so I don't know your laws. Here in Ireland we can put fences up in our backyard if we want.
We once visited a sheep farm with an electric fence and after one attempt at trying to get through…"
We were advised by many members on this forum not to neuter our setters because of the physical/mental affects and so we didn't. Recently we met a six-year old IRWS who had been neutered and were shocked by its appearance. Bad coat, no…"
"We have two setters, 6 year old IRWS Fergus who approaches every dog with courteous respect, does all the right things, stands side on allowing the appropriate introductions and once established engages in lovely sniffs and friendliness.