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Irish Red And White Setter

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Irish Red And White Setter

The Red and White Setters coat has a light texture with feathering on the ears, chest, tail, under carriage and the back of front legs. The coat color is parti-colored. The base color is white with solid red patches. The broad head has a good stop, a clean muzzle and a domed skull. The round eyes are hazel or dark brown. The ears should lie close to the head, be well laid back and level with the eyes. The strong jaw should have teeth set square to the jaw and meeting in a scissor-like bite. The long, muscular neck slightly arches into well laid back shoulders. The body is well-developed and the chest deep with well-sprung ribs. Legs should be strong and well-built. The stifle should be well bent and the hocks let down. The hind legs should be wide and strong. The tail is thicker at the root tapering to a point. It should be carried level with the back and should not reach below the hock.

Temperament Irish Red and White Setters are energetic, impulsive, affectionate and high-spirited dogs. They love their families and are excellent with children. They also get along well with other animals. Temperament in this breed varies. Some can be high-strung while others are reserved. They have a keen sense of smell and easily adapt to any terrain, in any climate. They are quick and even fair well in wetlands. The field lines of this breed generally have shorter coats, need more exercise and have smaller builds. Due to their independent spirits, some Irish Red and White Setters are difficult to train. Since this breed has a sensitive nature, positive reinforcement is the best training method. It gives them firm, but gentle training. To help prevent bad habits from forming, their training should begin at an early age. Irish Red and White Setters might take longer to train, but once trained they will be loyal and reliable.
Height, Weight Male Height: 24-27" ; Female Height: 22-24"
Weight: 40-75 lbs.
Health Problems Due to responsible and educated breeding, the Irish Red and White enjoy few, if any, congenital problems. A minor concern with this breed is cataracts.
Living Conditions The Irish Red and White can adjust to any living situation, provided they are regularly mentally challenged. They also need lots of free space. The best owner for this breed would be a dog-experienced, active owner living in the country.
Exercise This breed needs lots of space to run. They enjoy long daily walks as well as long sessions of play.
Life Expectancy About 10-15 years
Grooming The Irish Red and White Setter are low maintenance but need regular brushing as well as regular nail and ear care.
Origin Up until the turn of the nineteenth century, Irish Setters were originally parti-colored, red, and white, although, solid red Irish Setters were very rare. In 1850, a demand for red Irish Setters came from America. Due to this, the number of parti-colored setters declined to the brink of extinction. However, in the 1940s, enthusiasts, including Rev. Noble Houston from County Down, were determined to revive the breed. It is from these lines that present owners trace their lineage. In 1944, the Irish Red and White Club was formed in Ireland and in 1984, the National Irish Red and White Setter Club of America, Inc. was formed in the United States. The Irish Red and White Setter is recognized by the UKC and has recently been given full recognition by the AKC.
Group AKC Sporting, UKC Gun Dog