It is not well known outside of Ireland that there are two breeds of Irish Setters, but is fairly certain, that the Red and White Setter is the older of the two, and that judicious selective breeding evolved the solid red colour. Strong well balanced and proportioned without lumber; athletic rather than racy. Most acceptable companion and friend in the homes and the fields. The Irish Red & White Setter is bred primarily for the field.
Links to Breed Descriptions
Norway: RASEKOMPENDIUM IRSK RØD OG HVIT SETTER
See: The German Kennel Club (VDH) for information and video (if available).
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Video (link - https://youtu.be/vRGypciOwpQ):
This and other breed videos are available in full length here: www.meisterpetztv.de
Other Names for Breed
Irländsk röd och vit setter
Setter irlandais rouge et blanc
Setter irlandés rojo y blanco
Irischer Rot-Weisser Setter
Irsk Rød Og Hvit Setter
Country of Origin and Parent Breed Club
Country of origin: Ireland
Irish Red and White Setter Club: https://www.irishredandwhitesetterclub.org/
Health and Well-Being
Some sources of health information include:
National kennel clubs and breed clubs (see, e.g. Breeding/Health Strategy Documents, below)
Population-level statistics (see, e.g., Swedish Insurance Data, below)
Breed club surveys
Gun Dog Magazine: Gun Dog Breeds: The Irish Red And White Setter
M.J. Nelson: INTERNET ARCHIVES: https://web.archive.org/web/20171014082533/http://www.gundogmag.com/breeds/the-irish-red-and-white-setter/
The Irish Red and White Setter: A Very Noble Breed http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-37383422
By David Wilson BBC News NI
18 September 2016
The Kennel Club UK states that the Irish red and white Setter is a vulnerable Native breed.
There are numerous breed standards.
The basis of breed/conformation shows is the judging of pedigree dogs against the 'Breed Standard', which is a picture in words that describes the range of features that are deemed appropriate for the breed.
Three of the major international standards are:
The American Kennel Club
The Kennel Club, UK
FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale)
1. Finnish Kennel Club Database: https://jalostus.kennelliitto.fi/frmEtusivu.aspx?R=330
Breeding/Health Strategy Documents
Health/Breeding Strategy Documents and Links:
The Kennel Club, UK: Breed Watch (Category 1)
Sweden: Breed-specific Breeding Strategies: (in Swedish) and/ or English summary
Finnish KC Breed-specific Breeding Strategy in Finnish
Norwegian KC Breed-specific Breeding Strategy in Norwegian (Internal: Avlsplan-NISK-IRHS-2012-2017-1.pdf )
Breed-Specific DNA Tests:
Other Breed-Specific Webpages
Irish Kennel Club: International Outcross Programme Irish Red and White Setters and Irish Red Setters (2011): INTERNET ARCHIVES: https://web.archive.org/web/20110818090914/http://ikc.ie/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=360&Itemid=58
IERSE SETTER CLUB:
Current page (10/2022) https://www.iersesetterclub.nl/outcross-programma-ierse-setter-rood-wit/
opgericht 14 november 2015
INTERNET ARCHIVES: OUTCROSSING TO ANOTHER BREED FIRST PUBLISHED IN 1987.
We are listing sites for breed clubs with health or other information that might be helpful. Follow links below.
Ireland: Irish Red and White Setter Club: https://www.irishredandwhitesetterclub.org/
US: Irish Red and White Setter Association: http://www.irishredwhitesetterassociation.com/
UK: Irish Red & White Setter Club of Great Britain: http://www.irishredandwhitesetterclub.com/
France: SCC: https://www.centrale-canine.fr/le-chien-de-race/setter-irlandais-rouge-blanc
Norway: Norsk Irsksetterklubb: http://www.nisk.no/
Finland: Kanakoirakerho - Hönshundssektionen ry: http://www.kanakoirakerho.fi/
Sweden: Svenska Irländsk Setterklubben: https://www.sisk.se/
Netherlands: Ierse Setter Club: http://www.iersesetterclub.nl/
Ierse Rood-Witte Setterclub: http://www.ierseroodwittesetterclub.nl/