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Your Pet, Our Passion.

Meet Flynn

Irish Setter, 16 Weeks old

🏠 Suburbs dog
🍷 Lives with adults only

My favourite thing about Flynn is...

He hoists his bum onto a cushion or chair arm and he speaks in a howly bark when you play with him. He is very mischievous at this puppy stage but having had setters all my life I know he will grow into a loyal beautiful and faithful friend. Setters are very special creatures who steal your heart and in return give you unconditional love.

The biggest challenge with Flynn is...

...just getting him to choose to obey me. He knows lots of commands but, for example, if I say NO - he looks at me, weighs up his chances and goes for it anyway!

The most surprising thing about owning a Irish Setter is...

They are fiercely loyal, but I have never owned an aggressive setter. They are gregarious and adapt to whatever situation they find themselves in. They are perfect family pets, amazing with children and sensitive to vulnerable people. They are very smart and learn quickly. Their whole aim in life is to make you happy.

What I wish I’d known about Irish Setters is...

They are too easy to love. Hard to just own one. From snuggly puppies through that long-leggedy teenage stage to full grown red beauties. They thrive best with company and don't like to be left alone for long periods of time. They love to run free and watching them gallop across a field is one of life's greatest sights.

Did you know

The Irish Setter is also often called the Red Setter (or Madra rua – which means red dog in Gaelic) because of his stunning coat. It is said that the same gene that makes the Irish Setter red is the same one that is found in Irish and Scottish people to give so many of them ginger hair and freckles!

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