The Irish Setter is a graceful, good-natured hunting dog with a long silky coat that stands out from the crowd. It’s one of the few breeds in which some version of solid red, including chestnut and mahogany, is the only color accepted by the American Kennel Club.
The Vizsla is a very loyal and gentle hunting dog that originated from Hungary many centuries ago. A favorite of the Hungarian aristocracy, it was developed to withstand the rigors of long hours out in the field; the superb athleticism would allow it to weave between dense underbrush and retrieve game from both land or water.
The Cocker Spaniel was originally bred to be a small type of hunting dog, weighing no more than 30 pounds. Today it is one of the most popular canine companions in the world. Few owners can resist the expressive face, the charming eyes, and the long coat of elegant hair.
The Irish Terrier is an all-purpose farm dog hailing from the Emerald Isles. It was originally bred to hunt vermin, guard the flock, and keep the family company. Weighing approximately 27 pounds, its small size doesn’t entirely convey its remarkable boldness and courage.
The Redbone Coonhound is a strong and muscular American hunting dog, weighing anywhere between 45 and 70 pounds. Diligent, athletic, and very eager to please, this breed is specialized for hunting boar, deer, bear, and other large game.
While they’re quite vocal and need plenty of exercise and space, they also make for incredibly gentle and good-natured companions, especially around children. Many people might be familiar with them from the 1961 novel “Where the Red Fern Grows,” which featured two Redbone Coonhounds called Old Dan and Little Ann.
The Shiba Inu is a very active and lively hunting dog of Japanese origin, made famous worldwide by the power of the internet. An ancient breed, dating back to around 300 BC, it has a bold and audacious personality that sometimes shades into stubborn and independent behavior.
Sienna is an Italian word for a type of reddish-brown color. It is thought to derive from the city of Siena, the most notable source of red clay during the Renaissance period. It’s a good choice for red dog breeds with darker fur colors.
The Akita is a large dog breed (weighing up to 130 pounds) that originated from the northern mountainous region of Japan. Today it mainly serves the purpose of a companion rather than a working dog. There are generally two different coat types: a standard coat and a long coat.
No, they are not considered dangerous. However, any animal can become aggressive if it feels cornered or threatened by another animal or a human.