IRISH RED & WHITE SETTER

History

This breed originated before the Irish setter. The Red and White Irish Setter dog breed almost escaped obsolescence as the breeders began to focus on the red varieties.  Although saved from extinction, they are considered as a separate breed from the Irish setter.

Temperament & Personality

IRWS have a very kind and friendly attitude. Besides being a hunting dog, it is loyal making them ideal family dogs. These dogs are intelligent and respond well to training. It also gets along with other pets but, needs supervision. Irish dogs like children but can be harmful as they are energetic. Irish Red and White setters are very stubborn and require training with a fun-filled activity, positivity, and praise.

Irish Red & White Setter Characteristics

Adaptability To Apartment Living

Good for 1st Time Owners

Sensitivity

Tolerance Levels

Affection towards Family

Kid Friendliness

Stranger Friendliness

Ease of Grooming

General Health

Trainability

Prey Drive

Exercise Needs

Energy Level

Exercise

These dogs are very sporty, therefore, requires regular exercise and training, it is vital in its growth stage as exercise protects them from forming lethargic.

Grooming

Nails should frequently be trimmed with a nail clipper to refrain overgrowth and crackling. Additionally, ears should be checked to avoid wax that may cause an infection. It is also essential to brush their teeth regularly.IRWS has a silky coat which easily resists dirt, therefore, do not require a regular bath. This breed will need cleaning few times a week. Brushes to be used are Pin brush, slicker brush, Dematter, and deshadder.

Health Problems

Major concerns include Hip Dysplasia, Canine Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency while minor health problems include Hypothyroidism and Progressive Retinal Atrophy Cataracts.

Training

Long training periods can be difficult to maintain due to their high spirits. Short and positive training sessions are ideal for these dogs.

Feeding

IRWS requires high protein, and total intake should be 2 1/2 cups per day.

Irish Red & White Setter Facts

Irish Red & White Setter

Breed Type:

Characteristics:

Other Names:

Irish R&W Setter

Height & Weight:

Male - 24.5-26 inches Female - 22.5-24 inches & Male- 42-60 pounds Female- 35-50 pounds

Color:

Partly red and white, Mostly white

Competitive Registration / Qualification Information:

KC (UK),ANKC,ACA,CKC,APRI,DRA,FCI,NZKC,NAPR,IRWSA,UKC,NIRWSA

Shedding:

Low Shedding

Hypoallergenic:

No

Average Litter Size:

6-10 puppies

Lifespan:

11 – 15 years

Coat:

Long and silky coat with deep red patches, outer ear flap, throat chest, and tail are beautified by flat feathering

Price:

$800-1000

Origin:

Ireland,[Europe]

Adaptability To Apartment Living
Good for 1st Time Owners
Sensitivity
Tolerance Levels
Affection towards Family
Kid Friendliness
Stranger Friendliness
Ease of Grooming
General Health
Trainability
Prey Drive
Exercise Needs
Energy Level
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