Irish Setter: Health Issues & Personality
Irish Setter:
The Irish Setter is a hardy dog.  Examine its ears regularly for inflammation caused by ear mites.  Brush the coat once or twice a week.  After hunting or long walks, your Irish Setter should be rubbed down and brushed carefully.  One of the top 10 most playful and affectionate dogs.
Average Lifespan Of The Irish Setter: 12-14 years.
Average Weight: 60-70lbs.

Inherited Health Disorders:
Corneal Degeneration (Dystrophy)
Extra Lashes
Deepset Eyes Due To Enlarged Eye Socket (Orbit)
PPM (Persistant Pupillary Membrane)
PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy)
Paralysis And Blindness
Quadriplegia With Amblyopia: This hereditary disease starts at birth, and affects the dog's ability to stand properly or control movement of their limbs, and hinders the dog's vision i.e. dimness.  The disorder may also cause seizures and head tremors.
Hemophilia: Hemophilia is a disorder in which blood will not clot properly to aid in the healing of wounds.  A dog with a mild form or hemophilia might never even need treatment, unless excessing bleeding occurs due to trauma or surgery.  Unfortunately, dogs with severe hemophilia often die from uncontrollable bleeding problems.  Once you know your dog is affected, your vet will help you with managing this lifelong disorder.  This will include being vigilant for signs of bleeding, and occasional blood transfusions.
Persistent Right Aortic Arch: A disorder in newborns, in which the aortic arches (blood vessels that are supposed to disappear before a dog's birth) remain, inhibiting the growth of and disturbing the function of the esophagus.  This will cause the dog to regurgitate its food and stunt its growth.  The only cure is surgery to remove the blood vessels causing the problem.
Generalized Muscle Disease (Myopathy): Shrinkage of muscles, causing general weakness. There is no cure or treatment.
Irish Setter
Exercise Requirements: 5/5
Affection Level: 5/5
Friendliness-Other Pets:
Friendliness-Strangers: 5/5
Ease Of Training:

About The Ratings:

Exercise Requirements:
1: Low, 5: High
Affection Level:
1: Introverted, 5: Extroverted.
Friendliness-Other Pets:
1: Least Friendly, 5: Most Friendly.
1: Least Friendly, 5: Most Friendly.
Ease Of Training:
1: Most Difficult, 5: Least Difficult.
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