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Description :
This breed tends to bloat. It may be wise to feed 2 or 3 small meals
a day instead of one big one. The Irish Setter is particularly prone
to epilepsy and severe skin allergies. They also suffer from eye
problems and elbow & hip dysplasia. Also prone to PRA, auto-
immune disease and hypothyroidism. The ears should be watched
for ear inflammation. Ear operations for otitis often make the dogs
ill-tempered afterwards.

Temperament :
This breed tends to bloat. It may be wise to feed 2 or 3 small meals
a day instead of one big one. The Irish Setter is particularly prone
to epilepsy and severe skin allergies. They also suffer from eye
problems and elbow & hip dysplasia. Also prone to PRA, auto-
immune disease and hypothyroidism. The ears should be watched
for ear inflammation. Ear operations for otitis often make the dogs
ill-tempered afterwards.
Height :
Dogs 24-27 inches (61-69 cm.) Bitches 23-26 inches (58-66 cm.)

Weight :
Dogs 55-80 pounds (25-36 kg.) Bitches 45-70 pounds (20-32 kg.)

Health problem :
Usually in excellent health, but some are prone to hip dysplasia and
eye diseases such as progressive retinal atrophy and cataracts.
These dogs are prone to bloat and should be fed two or three small
meals a day rather than one big one.

Living conditions :
The Gordon Setter is not recommended for apartment life. It is
relatively inactive indoors (if a Gordon Setter gets enough outdoor
activity it will be calm when it is indoors) and does best with at
least a large, safely fenced yard where it can run free. They like to
roam, so a good fence around your property is essential.

				
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