Welcome to our guide to the Irish Dobe Setter.
The Irish Dobe Setter is a mix of two different breeds, the Irish Setter and the Doberman Pinscher.
The DogExperts.info website aims to ask questions to breeders, vets and experienced owners to get the answers to your most frequently asked questions about the Irish Dobe Setter breed of dog.
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Why Choose a Irish Dobe Setter?
What type of owners buy a Irish Dobe Setter?
What in your opinion are the best things about the Irish Dobe Setter breed?
Why do you think the Irish Dobe Setter is special?
What are your favourite things about the Irish Dobe Setter?
Are you glad you choose to buy a Irish Dobe Setter and not another breed?
How would you describe the Irish Dobe Setter temperament?
What advice might you give to people thinking about whether they should buy a Irish Dobe Setter over other breeds?
History & Origins
What are the history and origins of the Irish Dobe Setter?
About The Breed
What colors of Irish Dobe Setter are most popular?
What does the Irish Dobe Setter look like?
What are the pros/cons of the Irish Dobe Setter breed?
What can a new owner expect in terms of differences between the Irish Dobe Setter and other breeds?
Do they attract a lot of interest and curiosity from the public?
What type of typical personality does the Irish Dobe Setter have?
Is it possible to describe a fairly typical Irish Dobe Setter?
What is the breed standard/description for the Irish Dobe Setter?
Were there particular colors people preferred and that maybe you focused on?
Are there any downsides to owning a Irish Dobe Setter that prospective owners should be aware of?
Is the Irish Dobe Setter breed of dog suitable for first-time dog owners?
Some breeds can be described as greedy and prone to weight issues, would this apply to the Irish Dobe Setter?
What are the key differences when compared to other breeds?
Is the Irish Dobe Setter breed suitable for a person or family that are out at work all day?
Some owners seek a breed suitable for barking and offering a guard dog role – how does the Irish Dobe Setter match up to that role?
Are there myths about the Irish Dobe Setter – in other words do new potential owners come to you with misconceptions about this breed?
We asked a number of breeders in the UK and America what essential advice they would give to new owners of Irish Dobe Setter puppies and this is what they said:
What types of questions do you get once owners get their Irish Dobe Setter home?
Can you tell us something most owners would not know – tips, secrets etc from your years of experience?
What is the typical temperament of a Irish Dobe Setter, so people know what to expect from their new pet?
When fully grown how much on average does a Irish Dobe Setter weigh?
When the Irish Dobe Setter is full grown in size what is the maximum height and length expected to be?
Is the Irish Dobe Setter ever crossed or mixed with other breeds of dog?
Does the Irish Dobe Setter smell or drool a lot?
Do you have a Irish Dobe Setter growth chart?
What breed group does the Irish Dobe Setter come under?
What type of coat do they have?
Can they swim?
What does the movement of the tail show, does it mean they are trying to ‘talk to us’ or give us some message?
Are there some types of people that you can suggest the Irish Dobe Setter is not suitable for, perhaps families?
How is the Irish Dobe Setter with children?
Do you think the Irish Dobe Setter is suitable for families with young children?
How does the Irish Dobe Setter get along with other (existing) pets and do you have any tips or advice for new Irish Dobe Setter owners in terms of successful integration?
Is it better to buy one Irish Dobe Setter or two?
Should prospective new owners be aware of any differences between males and females?
Would the Irish Dobe Setter be suitable as a guard dog?
Can I leave my Irish Dobe Setter during the day while I go to work?
What is the expected average lifespan of the Irish Dobe Setter?
In terms of life expectancy, how long on average would the Irish Dobe Setter breed live to?
Food & Diet
Do you have any special feeding routines or diet?
Do you have any feeding advice or brands that you prefer?
How to handle the Irish Dobe Setter puppy to start off – how much food, what type, how often?
What feeding routines and types of food/supplements do you recommend?
What to buy in terms of equipment? Bowls etc
Do owners need to consider supplements for their Irish Dobe Setter?
How about for older dogs?
Buying – How Much Do They Cost?
How much did your Irish Dobe Setter cost to buy?
Can you offer advice to people looking to buy a Irish Dobe Setter and how much should they spend?
What advice would you offer new Irish Dobe Setter owners?
What types of people are buying the Irish Dobe Setter and why?
Where can I buy Irish Dobe Setter rescue dogs or find a Irish Dobe Setter for adoption? Please note that buying or searching for a ‘cheap’ Irish Dobe Setter can be false economy as they may have health issues that cost you far more in the long-term – always buy from a good and responsible breeder!
Do I need public liability insurance or a license?
How would you describe the Irish Dobe Setter puppy to potential new owners?
What types of owners are best suited to owning a Irish Dobe Setter?
What colors and sizes are most popular?
Are there things new owners do that perhaps frustrate you?
What can people expect when they become a new owner?
What inspired you to become a breeder and did you start with the Irish Dobe Setter?
As a Irish Dobe Setter breed expert, are there any ‘essential’ tips you would like to share with new owners?
Are there specific times of the year that you breed?
Choosing a puppy from a litter, what advice could you offer potential new owners in terms of selecting ‘the one’?
How long does it take to housetrain/potty train a Irish Dobe Setter?
When can you take them out in public and how do you handle them around other dogs?
Will they run off – when is it safe to let them off the lead?
We invite you to email us your Irish Dobe Setter’s pictures, in particular we are looking for photos showing Irish Dobe Setter puppies at 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 weeks old as well as early pictures such as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 months old to a year old.
Do they have any nicknames or does the Irish Dobe Setter have popular names?
If my Irish Dobe Setter is pregnant what might the litter size be?
Could the Irish Dobe Setter be dangerous around young children?
How do you deal with a problem barker – any tips and advice to new owners?
How do you prevent a Irish Dobe Setter biting?
How do you prevent a Irish Dobe Setter chewing?
How do you stop a Irish Dobe Setter jumping up?
Does the Irish Dobe Setter have an issue with excessive digging?
Why does my Irish Dobe Setter keep growling and barking?
Is there a reason my Irish Dobe Setter dog is often scratching excessively?
Do they suffer from separation anxiety and how can I prevent this?
In comparison perhaps to other breeds what can you say about the Irish Dobe Setter and their exercise needs and do you have any tips or advice for new Irish Dobe Setter owners?
As a breeder of the Irish Dobe Setter , do you prefer a collar or harness?
As an expert of the Irish Dobe Setter breed do you prefer a standard leash or retractable?
Can you offer any dog walking tips for Irish Dobe Setter owners?
Playtime & Tricks
What games and toys can you recommend for the Irish Dobe Setter?
Are there toys you suggest avoiding?
How intelligent is the Irish Dobe Setter compared to other dog breeds?
How much can they understand?
Do you have any special grooming routines or tips and advice for new Irish Dobe Setter owners?
How much time is involved?
What accessories are required to be purchased for grooming a Irish Dobe Setter?
Any advice/tips you can give concerning maintenance of nails?
How much do Irish Dobe Setter shed and how do I maintain their hair and how often?
How can I prevent or cure ear infections?
Do you have any tips for eye care?
Is the Irish Dobe Setter a hypoallergenic breed?
Any advice/tips you can give concerning cleaning and bathing your Irish Dobe Setter?
Can you offer new Irish Dobe Setter owners advice concerning fleas and maybe products you use in treatment and prevention?
What advice and tips could you offer to owners who might wish to follow your path in showing the Irish Dobe Setter?
What started your interest in showing the Irish Dobe Setter?
If a new owner perhaps wanted to meet other owners or find out more – perhaps they have an interest in joining a local club or maybe they wonder how they can start showing their Irish Dobe Setter – where would they begin?
Can you offer any advice to others who may be wondering if they can also start showing?
How would an owner know they have a show-quality Irish Dobe Setter and how would they start off?
Can you give away any of your secrets?!
Is showing very expensive and why do you think people like to do it?
What do judges look for in a winner?
What inspired you to become a breeder and did you start with the Irish Dobe Setter?
What official organisations are there for the new Irish Dobe Setter owner and what benefits or services do they provide?
In buying a Irish Dobe Setter, can you offer advice and tips to new owners?
How did you go from being an owner to getting into breeding?
Do you think the breed’s popularity has increased, decreased or remained the same?
How did you progress to becoming a breeder and why focus on breeding the Irish Dobe Setter out of all the breeds you could have chosen?
What do you think makes the Irish Dobe Setter special to you?
Are there things that you see owners doing that frustrate you?
As a breed expert, are there any ‘essential’ tips you would like to share with new owners?
In comparison perhaps to other breeds what is it like to train a Irish Dobe Setter and do you have any tips or advice for new Irish Dobe Setter owners?
How should new owners approach bringing a new Irish Dobe Setter home, any advice and tips you can give?
Should I allow my Irish Dobe Setter to sleep in my bed or elsewhere in the house?
Do you recommend crate training and how long does this take?
Should my Irish Dobe Setter sleep in a kennel or crate?
Health is always a major concern when buying a dog, do you have any advice for new Irish Dobe Setter owners to be aware of in particular?
Are there any health-related tips you can give to owners?
What sort of health issues should owners be on the lookout for?
What is the recommended schedule for vaccinations for your Irish Dobe Setter?
Can you offer any advice on how to treat and prevent worms?
What type of health issues can a Irish Dobe Setter have and how do you deal with preventing these?
Why does my Irish Dobe Setter have diarrhea?
Do they suffer from itchy and sensitive skin and if so why?
Why is my Irish Dobe Setter vomiting and do I go to the vets?
When should I take my Irish Dobe Setter for vaccinations and which ones do they need and how often?
How often will my Irish Dobe Setter be in heat?
Should I consider getting my Irish Dobe Setter spayed or neutered and when and how much does this cost and what are the benefits?
My Irish Dobe Setter is limping, what should I do and should I go to a veterinarian surgeon?
Do they suffer from allergies?
Why is my Irish Dobe Setter not eating?
How much does it cost to insure my Irish Dobe Setter?
What healthcare issues or diseases might be excluded from companies that provide Irish Dobe Setter dog health insurance?
What age would you class as an ‘older or senior’ Irish Dobe Setter?
Do you notice any changes in their behaviour?
What changes in food and diet would you suggest making for an older Irish Dobe Setter?
Do you feed any supplements to an older Irish Dobe Setter – or anything else which helps them as they age?
Are there any health issues particular to a senior Irish Dobe Setter dog?
Do you have any advice for owners of an older/senior Irish Dobe Setter or tips you can pass on?
Here is an interesting video on the Irish Dobe Setter.