Irish setter: Big Red, from the Movie: Big Red (1962)
Big Red is a 1962 American family-adventure film from Disney Studios. Based on a 1945 novel by American author Jim Kjelgaard and adapted to the screen by American screenwriter Louis Pelletier, the film starred Walter Pidgeon and was set in the Canadian province of Quebec. “Big Red” is an Irish Setter that would rather run through the woods than be the perfectly-trained and groomed show dog his sportsman owner (Pidgeon) wants him to be. A ten-year-old orphan boy helps look after the dog and rebels against his owner’s strict discipline of raising “Big Red.”
Irish Setters are aristocratic Bird Dogs, with noble bearings, sweet temperaments and boundless energy.