In another discussion, it was said that the irish setter supposedly is amongst the 5 most barking breeds of dogs.
I find this VERY
difficult to believe.
I would have thought that this would be totally against their grain.
A setter is not
supposed to bark whilst working (unlike most hounds). Neither was it ever used as a guard-dog.
Yes mine do bark, but most of the time triggered by my pug and there is certainly no excessive barking.
How about you?
Ever felt that the breed deserves to be amongst the 5 "most barking"-ones?
(Illustration from one of my books - chapter on excessive barking - picturing breeds that are supposedly loud...)