The Irish Red and White Setter is virtually
identical in use and temperament to its cousin, the
Irish Setter, but is more often found as a working gundog.
The coat is long and silky, mostly white,
with deep red patches. The dogs range in height from
22 1/2 to 24 for bitches and 24 to 26 inches for males,
and weigh 50 to 70 pounds (27-32 kg).
The Red and White can take longer to
train than other gundogs, but once trained it is a loyal
and reliable companion. Like the Irish Setter, the breed
has an enthusiastic zest for life, loves to play, and
is excellent with children. Irish Red and White Setters
thrive best in active families and require room to romp.
Currently Irish Red and White Setters
that are recorded in the AKC's FSS may earn hunting
titles as well as titles in obedience, dog agility,
rally obedience, and tracking. They may not compete
and earn either field or show championships.