Irish Red and White Setter Dog Breed Height, Weight, Color, History and Description

  • 20/11/2010

Description: The Irish Red and White Setter is sporty, rather than racy, with a beautiful, powerful and strong body. This dog has a broad head, which is in proportion to the body. This dog has a square flat clean muzzle. The eye colouring is Hazel or dark brown, it has almond eyes that are slightly prominent. The ears are set well back and are level with the eyes, lying close to the head. This breed has a scissor bite. The neck is in good size to the body, and is muscular and slender. It has a deep chest and good legs, close-knit feet that are well feathered.

The Irish Red and White Setter tail is strong and also well feathered. Height of the dogs is 24-26 inches and 22-24 in bitches with the weight of dogs and bitches being 50-75 pounds. The dog's coat is fine, with a slight wave permitted and is feathered, but never curling. Coat colours are clearly parti-coloured with base colour being wiped and blocks and solid red, mottling, or flecking. Check with the breeder and local standards for understanding of the colourings permitted.

History: The original Irish setter was red and white with a solid red Irish setter, being exceptionally rare. In 1850, the red Irish setter began to gain in popularity, whereas the Irish red and White setter declined in numbers. This breed nearly became extinct. In 1920, attempts were made to revive the breed, by the Northern Irish clergyman Noble Houston, from here the breed survived in small numbers, and it was from 1970, there was a revival of the breed, and it is from here that we see the present day breed. This breed was sent to England to boost its numbers in 1980. The Irish red and White setter were first recognized by the AKC in 2006.

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