His beautiful coat is one of the characteristics that give the Irish Setter his reputation as one of the most beautiful breeds in the dog world. Short and fine on the head and forelegs, the burnished mahogany or rich chestnut red coat is moderately long and straight on the rest of the body, with long, silky feathering on the ears, the backs of the forelegs and thighs, and the tail, and a fringe of hair on the belly and chest. In the show ring, Irish Setters are trimmed to emphasize the lean head and clean neck and to show the natural outline of the foot.
Brush your Irish Setter at least every other day to keep his coat shiny and tangle-free. Check for burrs and other debris any time he's been out in the field or on a hike. Unless he rolls in something stinky, he shouldn't need a bath more than a couple of times a year, as long as you keep him well brushed. You can bathe him more frequently if you want, however, and you'll need to if you plan to show him. Use a shampoo made for dogs to avoid drying out his coat and skin.
Yes I go outside looking like this…Is it embarassing? Yes…people don’t stare in disgust though, they maybe look more concerned than grossed out. But yes if you can be able to stay home by all means do it, however get yourself outside every once in a while! Gotta get some fresh air. It’s worth it in the end though. Can’t wait to have beautiful lips again. I just tell myself “I’m not here to impress anyone, I’m here for me, and to help myself. There is no reason to keep harming my lips to get someone else’s approval.” You get used to it anyways. And no I don’t wear a mask….lol I had considered it though, but it was more embarassing!