Featuring the Irish Setter dog breed figurines, gifts and collectibles. The Irish Setter is a hunting and family dog. It is classified as a breed of the gundog. These dogs get along well with children and other animals. They were bred to hunt by setting or locating and pointing upland game birds. Dogs are wide range hunters and well suited to fields and wet or dry terrains. They use their sense of smell to locate birds and hold a pointing position to indicate the direction in which birds are hidden.