The sweet-natured, mischievous Irish Setters were bred to run hard all day long over rough terrain. They have a good attitude for training but, if left neglected, they will wreak havoc! This breed is outgoing and friendly, both with people and other dogs. However they can be a bit too big and burly around small children. Caution must be taken when introducing them to other smaller house pets however, because they are hunters. Socialization and training is a must since some members of this breed can be shy. A fair amount of exercise is required by the Irish Setter to be happy and to be a good family companion. Consistent grooming is also required. They are moderate shedders.