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Red and White Irish Setter

GENERAL APPEARANCE : A strong dog, well balanced and well proportioned; more athletic than burly. specifically created  to the field and must be judged from the point of view of work.

Personality:  Smart, alert and agile.

Energy Level : Very Active.  This dog is active and energetic, and needs daily exercise.  

Good with children:  Yes.


Good with other dogs:  With supervision.


Grooming:  Weekly.


Life Expectancy : 10-12  years old.

Bark Level: Bark when needed.


The Irish Setter probably had its heyday as a breed in the late 17th century. Outside Ireland, it is not known to everyone that there are two breeds of Irish Setters, but it is certain that the Red and White is the older of the two, and that a judicious selection in the breed evolved the solid red color. When Irish Setters were exhibited in the mid-19th century, there was a lot of confusion about their correct color. By the end of the 19th century the Red Setter had virtually surpassed the Red and White Setter, becoming so rare that it was thought to be extinct. During the 1920s many efforts were made in an attempt to revive the breed.  

Country of Origin: Ireland.

BEHAVIOR AND TEMPERAMENT:  It has a friendly temperament, always companions of its owners. It is alert and active, possesses great strength and speed. It is a balanced and pleasant dog.



Skull: Rounded.

Stop : Checked.



Snout:  Square.

Truffle:  dark.

Jaws and Teeth:  Scissor bite with strong jaws.

Lips: Well developed.

Eyes: Hazel or brown,

Ears : Set at eye level, of medium length. Gently pointed at the ends.

NECK :  Long, arched and muscular neck. Free from dewlap.


Top Row: Level.

Back: Well developed.

TAIL: Medium length.




Shoulders:  obliques

Elbows: Free.

Feet: Toes tightly closed with plenty of hair between the toes.


Hocks: Well let down.

  Well developed.

Paws :  Fingers tightly closed with plenty of hair between the toes.

  • GAIT/ GAME: Long stride, very lively, graceful and efficient. The head carried high.  Viewed from the front or back, the action of the forelegs and hindquarters (below the hocks) move perpendicular to the ground, without crossing or knitting.

  • COAT

Hair : Long, silky and fine. The tail should be quite feathered.  

  • COLOR: Base color is white with solid red spots


SIZE: Females - 57  to 61  cm/Males - 62  to 66  cm

  • FAULTS  

Any deviation from this standard should be considered a fault and penalized in exact proportion to its severity and its effects on the health and well-being of the dog.  



• Aggressiveness or excessive shyness.

• Any dog that shows any sign of physical or behavioral anomaly must be disqualified.

• Atypical dogs.

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