Irish Red and White Setter Information

Irish Red and White SetterThe Irish Red and White Setter is a friendly, fun, active breed. As the name would imply, this dog features a distinctive red and white coat which is beautiful and serves a useful purpose by enabling hunters to spot them from a distance. They are excellent hunters and love having a job to do. As a pet, the Irish Red and White Setters are sweet and kind, but can become destructive if bored and neglected so make sure they get plenty of exercise and TLC.

Not long ago, this breed was nearly extinct. Luckily, around the middle of last century a few avid hunters made a concentrated effort to save the Irish Red and White Setter, and since then the breed has been steadily making a comeback.

Breed Stats

Average Size

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Height: 1ft 10in - 2ft 2in     Weight: 50-70lbs
Lifespan: 10 - 14 Years


  • Affection
  • Children
  • Strangers
  • Other Dogs
  • Barking


  • Grooming
  • Shedding
  • Easy to Train
  • Time Alone
  • Exercise Need


  • Apartments
  • Cold Tolerance
  • Heat Tolerance

All dogs have their own personality and unique training, causing them to differ slightly from these breeds stats. However, please let us know if we made an error in the stats, we appreciate your help!

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