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Irish Red and White Setter
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  • The Irish Red and White Setter is AKC's 159th breed.
  • The Irish Red and White Setter has been assigned the Sporting Group designation.
  • At the May 2008 Board Meeting the Irish Red and White Setter became eligible for AKC registration, January 1, 2009 and was eligible for competition in the Sporting Group, effective January 1, 2009. There will be an open registry for the breed until January 1, 2012.
  • At the August 2006 Board Meeting the Irish Red and White Setter was approved to compete in the Miscellaneous Class this became effective June 27, 2007.
  • At the February 2004 Board Meeting the Irish Red and White Setter became eligible to compete in AKC Pointing Breed Hunting Tests effective April 1, 2004.
  • In December 2003 the AKC Board approved the eligibility of some Foundation Stock breeds, which meet certain criteria, for competition in AKC Companion Events (Obedience, Tracking, and Agility), effective January 1, 2004. The breeds must have a minimum of 150 dogs with three generation pedigrees recorded in the FSSĀ®, a national breed club with members in at least 20 states, and an AKC approved breed standard. The Irish Red and White Setter was one of 20 breeds who met the requirements. Requests by breed clubs to have their breeds compete in the various Performance Events would be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • The Irish Red and White Setter has been recorded in the Foundation Stock Service since 1996.
  • The Irish Red and White Setter Association, Inc. was named the American Kennel Club Parent Club in 2005.
  • Ireland included the Irish Red and White Setter with the Irish Setter on a postage stamp during the early 1900s.
  • The Irish Red and White Setter may set or drop slightly instead of standing while on point.
  • There is usually some black on the roof of mouth of an Irish Red and White Setter.
  • In 1877 at the Westminster Kennel Club show entries for the Irish Red and White Setter were 13 (all imports).
  • In 1879 Westminster Kennel Club divided classes for Irish Setters and Irish Red and White Setters with an entry of 61 Irish Red and White Setters.
  • In 1880 Westminster Kennel Club did not offer divided classes for Irish Setters and Irish Red and White Setters and had an entry of only 8 Irish Red and White Setters.




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