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Irish setters

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Nicky10, May 18, 2010.


  1. Nicky10

    Nicky10 PetForums VIP

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    Are they really as stupid as everyone thinks or just not big listeners? The one I met was pretty smart but loopy but everyone seems to think they're stupid
     
  2. keeleyjane19

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    I think they are lurrrvely but the ones I have met have been a bit looney!!!! xxxx
     
  3. Nicky10

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    Yeah definately a bit loopy but stunning
     
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    i know a lady that's had them since she can remember, and she wont change her breed she says It can mischievous and independent, intelligent and stubborn, anxious to please and yet determined to have its way if it decides to-go hunting then good luck getting it back :lol:
     
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    Sounds about right!!
    My parents had one when i was growing up,oh i loved that dog,but i was allergic to him and yes he was a complete fruitloop,but defineatly not stupid!!
     
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    There is meant to be a daft rating in setters - English, Gordon, Red and White and then at the top of the list Irish.

    From my experience with R & Ws they are very intelligent, but also have quite a stubborn streak. Nuala was always the quickest to learn new tricks at her classes, but will only do them if there is either a treat on offer or nothing better worth doing at the time. :D

    I think they are daft in a potty/loony/fun loving kind of way rather than stupid. I am definitley hooked on R & Ws and can't imagine my life without one (or several) now.
     
  7. Nicky10

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    Makes sense just a conversation I had with someone how it got onto Irish setters I'm not sure and he said they were stupid and a lot of people seem to agree. I have to admit they sound like a fun to own
     
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    My first student accomadation was a farmhouse with 4 BC's and 3 Irish Setters (lovely!!:thumbup:). All 3 were a sandwich short of a picnic, Im sure the Collie's must of thought they were'nt quite right up top!LOL
     
  9. Nicky10

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    Lucky you having that as student accomadation
     
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    I know. They also had a big flock of sheep, a river running through the back and a gorgeous Siamese cat. Oh, and not forgetting the Donkey who lived on the island in the middle of the river!
    (Im sure they stole my house....it clearly should have been mine!!:D)
     
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    Definitely not stupid but mad as hatters.

    I knew someone when I was a kid who was one of those natural animal people ... horses, dogs, cats, they all fell at her feet. She had four Irish setters and they behaved impeccably, but all others I have known have been totally out of control.

    So, not for the inexperienced or faint-hearted!:D
     
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    one of my favourite breeds to look at, but sadly iv never got to meet one up close. there arent many round my bit. ive seen a lady with two who must live near my work.

    they look fun loving!!
     
  13. Nicky10

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    They always seem to be smiling. Not sure I could have one but they sound interesting and apparently have a sense of humour
     
  14. PawsandPurrs-Bridgnorth

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    I think their lovely, well the ones I know! Yes they can act loopy but I think they just like having fun.

    I puppy visit/walk a 16wk old Gordon Setter he is so so so adorable, Ill ask if the owners mind me sharing a pic with you lot :)
     
  15. Nicky10

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    Yes please Gordons are my favourite setters and they definately seem to have a sense of humour after that one in the agility at Crufts
     
  16. keeleyjane19

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    I watched one on Victoria Stillwells programme It's Me or the Dog, he was obsessed with reflections and licking them!!! xxx
     
  17. Nicky10

    Nicky10 PetForums VIP

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    Yeah I saw that episode beautiful dog. They're bred to have very good eyesight so they can have issues with light sometimes
     
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    Zoe is not stupid in fact she's quite clever. She's just as mad as a box of frogs.:D:D:D:D
     
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    I know a lady who breeds Irish and I think she has 3 of them.... they are certainly loopy, been to Crufts with her a couple of times and it's like a day out on the loony ward around that breed LOL

    But they're not stupid at all, they're just a fun-loving breed and I really like them! Don't know that i'd have the patience or stubborness with one though, it'd win me over every time with them eyes!
     
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    They do sound like fun I think I'll stick to more sensible breeds though lol. It just seemed to be such a common belief that they're stupid and I thought that couldn't be right
     
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