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Irish Red and White Setter Information


The Irish Red and White Setter has a distinctive red and white patched coat of medium long hair. The coat can be wavy but not curly, and is usually very easy to maintain. The breed is generally very athletic looking with straight, strong and powerful legs. The muzzle is a typical setter muzzle, strong, square and somewhat broad. The eyes are dark brown and slightly pronounced, giving a very intelligent and alert expression. The ears fold over and hang down to the base of the jaw line. The tail, hind quarters, belly, chest and ears have longer hair that adds dimension to the profile of the breed. There are two different types of Irish Red and White Setters, the field line which is slightly smaller with a somewhat shorter coat and the show line which has a longer coat and is overall slightly larger.


The Irish Red and White Setter is a very intelligent, loyal and easy to train breed of dog. As a setter, they are not a good guard or watch dog but are excellent companion dogs even to families with small children. The Irish Red and White tends to be a bit independent so it is important to train and socialize early to avoid negative or bad habits from forming. They love to go everywhere with the family but can also tolerate time alone provided they have something to entertain themselves with. They are generally good with other dogs and pets, especially if raised together from a young age. Since they are a scent hound they may have a tendency to roam on a trail and will need a fenced yard.

Grooming & Shedding

As an average shedder this breed requires daily grooming of the medium length coat to keep it free from mats and tangles. The dogs do shed seasonally, but not as much as some of the other breeds. Special attention needs to be taken to keep the natural oils in the coat present, so bathing should only be done when absolutely necessary.


Many people mistakenly believe that this breed originated from the all red Irish Setter, when in fact the Irish Red and White Setter was actually the stock from which the all red variety arose. The breed almost became extinct until the 1940's when a group of breeders decided to begin actively promoting the breed as a sporting and companion dog. Since then the breed has slowly increased in popularity.

Health Issues

  • Major Concerns: none
  • Minor Concerns: eye problems
  • Occasionally seen: none
  • Suggested tests: eyes (posterior polar cataract)




Males  24-26 inches (62-66cm)

Females 22-24 inches (56-61cm)


50-75 pounds (25kg-34kg)


12-14 years







Young Children


Need exercise space

Yes – large yard or acreage recommended


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