Irish Red and White Setter - Breed and Grooming Tips

Sportsmen thrill at the sight of a noble Irish Red and White Setter frozen on point, motionless as a statue. These medium-to-large bird dogs are powerful, solid, and sinewy, with enough stamina and bird sense to get the job done any day of the week and twice on Sunday. The stunning coat—vivid red “islands” floating on a sea of pearl white—has a practical function: It enables hunters to spot their dog at a distance. The handsome face projects a keen but kindly expression.

A Look Back: The Irish Kennel Club, a brief historical summary. During the 1920s, efforts were made to revive the Irish Red and White Setter.

Right breed for you? R03; 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.

Source: American Kennel Club


Coat & Grooming: Grooming can be a wonderful bonding experience for you and your pet. Their strong fast-growing nails should be trimmed regularly with a nail clipper or grinder to avoid overgrowth, splitting and cracking. Their ears should be checked regularly to avoid a buildup of wax and debris which can result in an infection. Teeth should be brushed regularly.

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