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Irish Red and White Setter

Breed origin: Ireland
Original purpose: Bird dog.

AKC recognized: 2009
AKC group: Sporting

Size: Weight: 50 to 70 lbs
Size: Height: males 22½ to 26 inches; females 22½ to 24 inches
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Color: White with solid red patches, sometimes with flecking.

General characteristics/temperament: The Irish Red and White Setter is active, friendly, kind, courageous, spirited, powerful, and intelligent. They are bred for the field, and need plenty of room to run. They can make loving and devoted companions if their exercise requirements can be met.

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Energy/Activity Level: High

Suitable canine sports/activities: conformation, obedience, hunting, tracking, agility, rally, therapy

Known health problems: Canine leukocyte adhesion deficiency, hypothyroidism, hip dysplasia, cataracts, von Willebrand's disease.

Additional photos of Irish Red and White Setter

Recommended books for further reading:

Irish Red and White Setter
By Nona Kilgore Bauer
Published in 2003
155 pages

Other websites for additional information:

American Kennel Club breed page
Irish Red and White Setter Association of America
Wikipedia breed information page
Irish Red and White Setter Association Rescue

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