The loving family dog the Irish Setter has long silky hair. They make great companions and are also skilled hunting dogs. About their temperate from the wikipedia:
Irish Setters get along well with children, other dogs, and any household pets, and will enthusiastically greet visitors. Even though they do well with household pets, small animals may pose a problem for this breed, as they are a hunting breed. Some Irish setters may have problems with cats in the house, and may be too rambunctious with small children.