Thinking about purchasing an Irish Red and White Setter? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Irish Red and White Setter breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Irish Red and White Setter owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Irish Red and White Setter and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Irish Red and White Setter Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Irish Red and White Setter and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
Irish Red and White Setter Profile
Well-proportioned and athletic, Irish Red and White Setters are powerful and good-natured. They are more heavily built than the Irish Setter, with more sturdiness, as well as likeliness to injure themselves. Aristocratic, keen and intelligent, the Irish Red and White Setter has fairly recently grown in numbers. They are strong, powerful, well-balanced and proportioned without lumber. They have a square, tapering muzzle and strong hind and forelegs. They have a tail that has feathering, though they feather less than their cousin the Irish Setter. They display a kindly, friendly attitude, behind which is discernible determination, courage and a high spirit. The Irish Red and White Setter may first appear aloof, but warms to companionship quickly. Irish Red and White Setters are more wary of strangers than the Red Setter, but still hold onto the lively, active spirit of the Setters. They are practical gundogs, and are a "thinking dog." Owners have said of the Irish Red and White Setter: "They are 'thinking dogs' and consider you well before deciding you are worthy of their friendship." Having an exciting zest for life, the Irish Red and White Setter makes a perfectly reliable family pet.
Type: Gun Dog
- 24.5 to 27 inches; Females - 22.5 to 24 inches.
The base color is white with solid red patches (clear islands of red
color), both colors show the maximum of life and bloom. Flecking but not roaning
is permitted around the face and feet and up the foreleg as far as the elbow
and up the hind legs as far as the hock. Roaning, flecking and mottling on any
other part of the body is most objectionable and is to be heavily penalized.
Black spots on the roof of the mouth indicate true Irish lineage.
Red and White Setters are active, affectionate and fun. They are playful and
excited around their family, giving them a spirit of happiness. They are cheerful
dogs, eager to do things. They are affectionate, outgoing and lively. They are
intelligent, trainable and get along well with children and other dogs. Some
may be mischievous if not trained.
Irish Red and White Setters are alert to the sounds around them.
Irish Red and White Setter Care
and Exercise: Irish Red
and White Setters are low-maintenance, need regular brushing, and nail and ear
care. Regular grooming as a pup is a useful tool in the bonding experience,
leading to trust when training begins.
Irish Red and White Setters require daily brushing, exercise
Irish Red and White Setter Health Issues: As the breed has not been "over bred" but selectively and carefully bred by educated, dedicated people, health problems are presently at a minimum. Irish Red and White Setters are nevertheless screened for the usual genetic faults, and currently, due to responsible breeding practices, we enjoy few, if any, congenital problems. One health concern for this breed is cataracts.
Life Span: 10 - 15 years.
Country of Origin:
First registered by the AKC:
FSS (Not yet eligible for the AKC)
Irish Red and
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