Son of a Bischon Setter
(More than just a lap dog)


These breeds, taken individually, are not rare at all. In fact, “there’s a million of ‘em out there.

This son of a Bischon Setter is unique in a couple of ways. Both the Bischon 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 Bischon. 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 Bischon’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.

16 x 20 inches - Oil on Canvas
bishon frise irish setter

Very exuberant when young, they can be a little stubborn and a bit slow to housebreak. They require frequent brushing, but Bischon owners are used to the high maintenance of these special breeds. And, the Setter is a working breed, a hunter, and will follow it’s nose. Unlike the Bischon, which doesn’t know what work is and is just nosey. Being known as a “lapdog” does have it’s benefits.
As always, when you have the first of the new “rare breeds” it might take a little getting used to. Imagine a lap dog that weighs in at 60 lbs., has a big head, and sports red facial fur.

And having more of them isn’t easy, as it takes quite a bit of convincing on the part of the pretty little Bischon. It’s usually best to suprise them with their new mate. Gentle persuasion or artificial insemination... You choose.-

J. Satterwhite

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