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Irish Red and White Setter – Dog Breed Guide

Breed summary

Size: Medium to Large
Weight: 50 - 75 pounds
Height: 22 to 26 inches
Longevity: 15
Bark Tendency: Medium
Aggression: Low
Compatibility to other pets: High

Adopt an Irish Red and White Setter, Dog Breed Guide your pets come first paw iconOfficial Name
Irish Red and White Setter
Other Name:
Parti-colored Setter
Red and White Irish Setter your pets come first paw iconOrigin
Date – 1850
Country – Ireland
Family / Group – Gun Dog, Sporting your pets come first paw iconRecognized By
American Pet Registry, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Club
Fédération Cynologique Internationale
American Kennel Club
Irish Red & White Setter Association
National Irish Red and White Setter Club (USA)
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Kennel Club of Great Britain
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America, Inc.
North American Purebred Registry, Inc. your pets come first paw iconHistory
Ireland’s Irish Setter used to be one group with two coat varieties: the Irish Red and the Irish Red And White. Today, most canine registries treat these two variants as separate breeds. The Irish Red and White Setter are believed to be even older than the Irish Red. As early as the 17th century, written records of this breed are already in existence. But an earlier dating of this breed’s history can be made one century earlier, with paintings depicting an Irish dog that looks very similar to the Irish Red and White. Currently, the breed is going through a revival phase as it was nearly eradicated twice in this last century, during the 1920’s and then again in the 1970’s. your pets come first paw iconPersonality
Well socialized Irish Red and White Setters are known to get along with children. They are intelligent as they are mischievous so training is important. But don’t worry, they are highly trainable and quick to learn. All in all, this setter breed is a lively, friendly and outgoing dog. your pets come first paw iconBred For
Irish Red and White Setters were originally developed as pure setting dogs. They are an all-can-do dogs that will be impressive in hunting as setters, trackers and pointers! Having them as watchdogs are also recommended. Some lines of the Irish Red and White are trained for their athletic skills showing superb skills in agility and competitive obedience trials. your pets come first paw iconEnvironment
The Irish Red and White Setter is not an apartment type of dog breed. These type of dwelling is not recommended for the Irish Red and White unless their owners are experienced canine handlers who can provide ample amount of activities. your pets come first paw iconGrooming
Irish Red and White Setters are dogs that has minimal grooming requirements. Their coat is easy to groom but they should be done regularly. Brushing their coat every day is highly recommended. your pets come first paw iconTraining
Among all Irish dog breeds and setting dogs, the Irish Red and White are relatively easy to housebreak and train for obedience. your pets come first paw iconHealth
There are a couple of medical conditions that these dogs are more prone to develop if compared to the other breeds in their group. Eye problems are rampant from Von Willebrand’s disease to posterior polar cataracts. Fortunately these eye problems are minor and will not lead to total blindness even if not treated. They are also a breed of dog that suffers deficiency problems as well as prone to acquire diseases that attacks the immune system. your pets come first paw iconExercise
All setter dogs require regular and daily exercise sessions to help them avoid being restless. Taking these setting dogs on long walks every day is highly recommended especially if you have them as home pets.