Vaccinations for setter puppies, as well as puppies of all breeds, are done in several stages: the first in two months, after three weeks - the second, the third - a year, and then - annually.
Like other "woolen" dogs, the setter needs additives to grow the wool. Of course, it is better not to give "chemistry", because it can affect the liver of your pet, it is better to add food alternately, for example, to dry nettles and kelp.
Setter unpretentious in everyday life, even if rather demanding in some ways. Remaining for a long time alone, he is very homesick. His cherished dream - that the owner twenty-four hours a day dedicated to him. But if you find an interesting activity for the setter, distract him, everything will be all right.
To this it should be added that with proper education the setter is a very clean breed. Even in puppyhood, it's easy to accustom him to do his business in a certain place on a moisture absorbing diaper. And one more thing, which is not related to education, is the absence of the smell of the dog.
As we have already said, the setter is a very active dog. Therefore, it is best for him to live outside the city (but not in the booth or aviary), where he could run and play non-stop. The presence of a fenced area for them is an excellent opportunity to realize their need for action. Living in an apartment for these dogs is also suitable, but do not forget that the setter is a hunter who can not be given indulgences and which must be constantly loaded and stimulated.
Lack of loads can make the dog uncontrollable, cause her destructive behavior. In order for the Irish setter to always be in excellent shape, he needs one long walk a day with the opportunity to explore the territory and run. During the day the setter will be satisfied with three walks with a total duration of 1.5-2 hours.
The Irish setter will be happy to have a companion-dog, who will take an active part in his games throughout the day. Still setters - one of the breeds, which is very fond of swimming.
A special article in the care of this dog is her fur. Care for her should be daily, but not excessive. There are two types of Irish setters - dogs with shorter and longer wool. Naturally, representatives of the first type require less care.
Irish setters molt once or twice a year. At this time they drop a moderate amount of wool from the hull. Feet on paws, tail and abdomen practically do not shed. However, molting setter has significant advantages in comparison with other breeds. If we compare the molting of the setter and the sheep-dog or Labrador, it turns out that the Irish setter loses a very small amount of wool.
The setter's wool does not hang in the air, does not hang on clothes or furniture, as it happens with the hair of short-haired dogs, but falls to the floor. If you vacuum the house at least once every two days, the molting of your pet will remain an inconspicuous family secret.
To bathe an Irish setter it is necessary not more often than once a week to save those natural oils which make its wool waterproof, and also protect it from a dirt and a dust. You can use a dry shampoo instead of bathing a dog , but often it is not worth using.
Typically, Irish setters do not need a haircut, but the hair around the fingers must be cut out - so the dog will bring less dirt on the paws with a walk, and in the winter they will not stick to ice.
Be sure to regularly check the ears of the Irish setter for any signs of irritation or infection. Also, since the representatives of this breed are prone to allergic dermatitis , it is necessary to periodically carefully inspect the body of the dog for signs of scratching, licking, other damage to the skin.
Setters - dogs - maloezhki, but their diet should be enough protein (at least 24, but not more than 27%), which is especially important in the cold season. The fat content in the diet of the setter should be at least 16%. Setter is important to feed not one, but twice a day in small portions and not allow him to actively move for half an hour before meals and after 2-3 hours (why - read the article "Health of the Irish Setter").
It is quite difficult to grow a dog of any breed for competitions and exhibitions. Setter needs to go for this course of general training, to teach him from childhood to communicate with other dogs, to combing, bathing and drying.