Irish Red and White Setter Club of Great Britain

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The Irish Red and White Setter is an ancient breed from Ireland – the forerunner of the Irish Red Setter.  Reference to the Red and White Setter (including descriptions of a ‘croucher’ or ‘setter’) can be found in Gundog books as early as the 14th century, although they would probably look nothing like the dogs we see today.

The IRWS is a happy, good natured, truly loyal and affectionate dog.   It is highly intelligent, independent and is extremely energetic, just what a game dog should be.  They are capable of doing whatever you ask of them – but whatever it is they need proper and consistent training from an early age.


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No matter what you intend to do with your Red and White: agility, obedience, showing, working – or ‘just’ a loyal and loving family pet, we hope there is something of interest for all.  Have a look at the breed standard for the finer details.

Prospective owners are always welcome to come to one of our shows and chat to members, many of whom will be breeders.  Dates and venues are on the Events page.

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All the information on the health of the Irish Re and White Setter

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Judging List, Application Form, Update Form and Judging Criteria


Do you want an Irish Red and White Setter puppy.  If any are available you can find them here

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Can you give a safe, secure and loving home to an Irish Red and White Setter?

working Irish Red and White Setter

What was an IRWS bred to do?


The Club

What we are all about.

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