These breeds, taken individually, are not rare at all. In fact, “there’s a million of ‘em out there.
This son of a bichon Setter is unique in a couple of ways. Both the bichon and the Setter in their pure (should I use the term unmodified?) form possess some shared traits that endear them to a large number of pet owners.
They are both friendly and good natured with people and other animals. Both are good with children, except for the bichon. Their occasional high pitched barking at any sound or movement can really get the child to screaming and crying, which can push the adults off the deep end. (Remember, it’s only cute to the woman in whose purse the dog resides).
Also, in the bichon’s case it wouldn’t do to attract the attention, since a child will not know it’s own strength in comparison to a tea cup sized little ball of fluffy fur with the composition of cotton candy; and would find it great fun if they stepped on the noisy little moving fur ball.
The Irish Setter part of the pairing really contributes much to this rare result of such an unusual union and is Darwinism at it’s finest.
The Setter is a medium to large sized dog, elegant and graceful in movement, with a beautiful long feathered red coat.
- J. Satterwhite -