Irish Red and White Setter

Sporting Group

Photos courtesy of  Affinity Red and White Setters

The Irish Red and White Setters in an energetic, intelligent, affectionate, and high-spirited breed. They are excellent with children and get along well with other pets. It can be giddy and high strung or, reserved.  Because of an independent spirit it needs to be trained at an early age. It tends to pick up bad habits quickly so it is important to also train for good house manners. The Irish Red and White Setter is a hunter. These dogs are said to be easily housebroken. A daily long, brisk walk is needed or they will become restless and hard to manage. But, they also enjoy running free in a fenced yard.  The breed does much better in a rural vs. urban setting.  This breed is an average shedder.  The Irish Red and White Setter is easily trainable and is a good Agility competitor.

Average Height(“‘s)
Average Weight (#’s)
Notes for owners
The height and weight are given from the lowest for a female to the highest for a male.
Long and silky.  Average shedding Daily brushing or combing Needs early training.  Lots of exercise.


Relevant Web Sites


AKC Breed Profile

Irish Red and White Setter Association

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