Wednesday, July 15, 2015

What's In A Name: Irish Setter

This is an easy one. This gorgeous creature does indeed hail from Ireland. In Irish it is "Sotar Rua", which literally means "red setter" in the Gaelic language. 

A setter or setting dog describes a large, long-haired breed trained to stand rigid when scenting game. The Irish setter was bred for hunting, specifically for location and pointing upland game birds. They are tireless hunters and are well-suited to fields and wet or dry moorland terrain.

Source: Dr. Becker

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