The Irish Setter can easily be compared to a thoroughbred horse. His physical appearance with his athletic musculature and his fine and strong build give him a very sporty light look. Elegant, noble and sporty, the Irish Setter is very energetic yet graceful. His physical proportions are very balanced and he is often considered the most beautiful of dogs, especially in the artistic world.
Between 56 and 64 cm (22.05 to 25.20 inches) for the male
Between 54 and 62 cm (21.26 to 24.41 inches) for the female
Between 20 and 25 kg (44.09 to 55.12 pounds) for the male
Between 18 and 23 kg (39.68 to 50.71 pounds) for the female
His coat is uniformly tan or reddish brown, no other color is present.
He has a long coat with a very dense undercoat, especially in winter.
His head is fine and in harmony with his body. His eyes are hazelnut. His ears are flat, fine and hanging. His nose is mahogany, walnut or black and is very dark. His tail is bushy and long.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 7, section 2 and is #120