meet theIrish Red and White Setter

theHistory

Training &Temperament

If not for the efforts of a handful of avid sport hunters in the mid–20th century, this rugged gundog might’ve gone extinct. Though still relatively rare, Red and Whites made a comeback, to the delight of sporting-dog aficionados on both sides of the Atlantic. Blessed with a charming personality and a dash of Irish humor, Red and Whites make excellent companions for active, sportsy families willing to devote lots of time and patience to this spirited but sensitive hunter’s companion.

  • Children

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  • Other Pets

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  • Training

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  • Time Alone

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Did You Know?

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 FSS®, 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....

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.

The Irish Red and White Setter may set or drop slightly instead of standing while on point.

colors & Markings

Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.

Colors

Description Desc. Standard Colors Std. Colors Registration Code Reg. Code
White 199

Markings

Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code
Red Patched 100