Non-sporting Breeds

Irish Red and White Setter

Irish Red and White Setter
Pedigree Points
Recognized: ANKC, FCI, KC (GB), KUSA
Height: 23 - 27 in (59-67cm)
Weight: 40-70 lb(18-31. 5kg)
Coat: Flat, straight, and finely textured with good feathering
Color: Clearly particolored with pearl white base and solid red patches; mottling and flecking, but not roaning, permitted around face and feet, and up foreleg to elbow and up hind leg as far as hock

The Irish Red and White Setter evolved from spaniels, probably red and white spaniels, that were brought to Ireland from France and crossed with pointers, and by the l8th century, Red and White Setters were being bred to type. Then setter fanciers began to prefer the Irish Setter, and by the end of the 19th century, the Red and White all but disappeared. Since the 1940s the breed has undergone a revival in Ireland. The Irish Red and White Setter is a happy, good- natured, and affectionate dog that admirably combines the role of sportsman's dog and family pet. It needs space and plenty of exercise, and requires daily brushing.
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