Irish Red and White Setter adult black and white

Irish Red and White Setter

Historically somewhat in the shadow of the other three setters, especially the Irish one, this bicolour breed came into its own around 30 years ago.

About the Irish Red and White Setter

While they can be affectionate companion dogs, Irish Red and White Setters are essentially bred as gun dogs. Although recognised for their beauty, they are known first and foremost in a work setting.

This aristocratic breed is lively and alert, with a kindly, friendly nature, making it easy to train, but fundamentally determined, courageous and full of zip.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

FCI Group 7, AKC Sporting Group
Size category
Avg life expectancy
11–15 years

Loving / Alert / Friendly / Confident / Enthusiastic / Lively / Gentle / Intelligent

Key facts

  • Needs a lot of training
  • Needs a lot of exercise
  • Requires outdoor space

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