Irish Red and White Setter

Published: Last updated: by Kyle J. Larson

Average size and lifespan

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

Behavior

  • Affection4/5
  • Kid-Friendly4/5
  • Stranger-Friendly4/5
  • Dog-Friendly4/5
  • Barking Amount3/5

Care

  • Grooming Difficulty2/5
  • Shedding Amount3/5
  • Easy to Train5/5
  • Can Be Alone2/5
  • Exercise Need5/5

Environment

  • Cold Tolerance3/5
  • Heat Tolerance3/5
  • Apartment-Friendly1/5

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.

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Breed FAQs

Can Irish Red and White Setters be apartment dogs?

Irish Red and White Setters don't do very well in apartments. It's recommended to look at another breed better suited to apartment-living.

Can Irish Red and White Setters be left alone?

Irish Red and White Setters don't like being left alone for too long. They tend to show some symptoms of seperation anxiety when left apart from their owners for long periods of time.

Are Irish Red and White Setters good with kids?

Irish Red and White Setters do well with kids. As with any dog they should be monitored closely, they're unlikely to become aggressive.

Are Irish Red and White Setters friendly with strangers?

Typically, Irish Red and White Setters are friendly with strangers. They tend to be open and willing to trust those they don't know.

Do Irish Red and White Setters get along with other dogs?

Typically, Irish Red and White Setters get along well with other dogs or are easy to socialize with them. It's uncommon that they're overly agressive.

Do Irish Red and White Setters bark a lot?

As far as dogs go, Irish Red and White Setters bark an average amount. You can expect them to bark to alert you, get your attention, or when there are strangers or other dogs.

Do Irish Red and White Setters shed a lot?

Irish Red and White Setters shed a medium amount. They will have seasonal shedding, but aren't terrible to clean up after.

Do Irish Red and White Setters need a lot of grooming?

Irish Red and White Setters don't require very much effort for grooming. You'll just need to provide typical maintenance and baths.

Do Irish Red and White Setters need a lot of exercise?

Expect Irish Red and White Setters to have high energy levels and need a lot of exercise. You'll need to find options to release this energy or they may exibit bad behavior.

Are Irish Red and White Setters easy to train?

The Irish Red and White Setter is smart and extremely trainable. They will learn commands quickly and love the bond of training with their owner.

Can Irish Red and White Setters handle cold weather?

Although Irish Red and White Setters can handle the cold weather when out with you, they may not want to stay out for long periods of time.

Can Irish Red and White Setters handle hot weather?

Although Irish Red and White Setters can tolerate hot conditions, be careful not to expose them for too long.

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