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

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Ireland
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FCI Group 7, AKC Sporting Group
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Medium
Avg life expectancy
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Loving / Alert / Friendly / Confident / Enthusiastic / Lively / Gentle / Intelligent

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