Irish Red and White Setter
A gentle yet high-spirited aristocrat who's friendly to people and courageous in the field.
Height: 22.5 to 26 inches at shoulder
Weight: 50 to 70 pounds
Coat: long and silky
Life span: 10 to 14 years
Breed Group: Sporting Dogs
The Red and White Irish Setter barely escaped extinction when most breeders began focusing on the all-red varieties. Now they're considered a separate breed from their Irish Setter cousins. As gundogs, they're slow to train but eventually become loyal and reliable hunters.
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General Characteristics
Cold tolerance
Dog friendly
Ease at being home alone
Ease of training
Friendly toward strangers
Need for exercise
Predatory tendencies
Potential for weight gain
Easy to groom