Irish Red And White Setter
Irish Red And White Setter Facts
- AKC, CKC, UKC
- 22" - 26"
- 40-70 lbs.
- 10 years | Add yours
- Exercise Requirement
- Training Requirement
- Grooming Requirement
- Breed Characteristics
Red and white, Parti colored Setter
The Irish red and white setter originated in Ireland.
Date Of Origin
This breed originated in the 1700's.
The Irish red and white setter was once recognized as the same breed as the Irish setter and is still considered the same breed to some registries today. According to some fanciers, it may actually be older than the Irish setter. The earliest records of the breed date back to the seventeenth century, but paintings from a century earlier depict dogs that resemble the red and white. The breed almost became extinct in the 1920's and again in the 1970's but was revived by fanciers.
This is a medium to large size, lean, muscular dog. It has a strong head with a long, square, tapered muzzle; round hazel, or dark brown eyes; a black or dark brown nose; and medium length drop ears. The tail is long, carried level with or below the back. The straight, medium length coat is silky, with feathering on the back of the legs, chest, throat, feet, tail and upper part of ears. The coat is parti colored with a white base and red patches; some dogs have freckling on the face and feet.
This is a lively, friendly, and outgoing dog.It is intelligent and trainable but can be mischievous. It gets along with children if well socialized.
The Irish red and white setter is a hunting dog, a pointer, and gun dog and a companion.
This breed does best with an active family or owner.
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The Howell Book Of Dogs
Publisher: Wiley Publishing Inc, 2007
Author: Liz Palika
Publisher: BowTie Press, 2005
Authors: Kristin Meuh-Roe, Jarelle S. Stein
The New Encyclopedia of the Dog
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishing, 2000
Author: Bruce Fogle