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Dogs and a sunset. #perfection

Dogs and a sunset. #perfection

Before there was the all-red Irish Setter we know and love, there was the Red and White Setter—a fixture of Ireland’s hills and bogs since at least the 1600s. In those days setters would sneak up on game birds by crawling on their bellies, then freeze in a “setting” position and indicate with their tail until a hunter threw a net over the birds. Nets eventually gave way to firearms, and the best setter lines adapted their crouching style of hunting to the new technology.

Before there was the all-red Irish Setter we know and love, there was the Red and White Setter—a fixture of Ireland’s hills and bogs since at least the 1600s. In those days setters would sneak up on game birds by crawling on their bellies, then freeze in a “setting” position and indicate with their tail until a hunter threw a net over the birds. Nets eventually gave way to firearms, and the best setter lines adapted their crouching style of hunting to the new technology.

In the Siberian town of Oymyakon, temperatures of minus-60 degrees are common. The Samoyed's famous white coat is thick enough to protect against such brutal conditions.

In the Siberian town of Oymyakon, temperatures of minus-60 degrees are common. The Samoyed's famous white coat is thick enough to protect against such brutal conditions.

Duncan the Cairn Terrier sporting college colors for #NationalCollegeColorsDay with his Syracuse orange pup!

Duncan the Cairn Terrier sporting college colors for #NationalCollegeColorsDay with his Syracuse orange pup!

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