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

 

 

The Irish Red and White 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 that is they need proper and consistent training from an early age.

 

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

Breed Standard

 

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Health

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

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Judging

Judging List, Application Form, Update Form and Judging Criteria

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Puppies

Do you want an Irish Red and White Setter Puppy, if any are available you can find them here

IRWS in a field

Rescue

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

 

IRWS on moor

Working

What was an IRWS bred to do.

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The Club

What we are all about.

Why you should join the Irish Red and White Setter Club of Great Britain

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Members and dogs

Latest News


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March 2021

The Crufts Committee and Kennel Club Board have today announced that Crufts 2021 has been cancelled and that they look forward to welcoming Crufts back to its full glory in 2022.


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February 2021

The committee has decided that the annual points competition for 2020 will not be awarded and that any points accrued will be carried forward to the 2021 competition.


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February 2021

The Club’s show dates for this year have now been confirmed by the Kennel Club.  We have been able to move the Spring Open Show and hold it in conjunction with this year’s Championship Show (which had to move as Crufts is to be held on our original date) and these will be at Newark Showground on 8th August.  The 2020 Championship Show has been carried over is now on 9th October at Stoneleigh and the Autumn Open Show will move from Hasland to Stoneleigh also on 9th October.

 


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January 2021

The Club is holding its first online show on Friday 5th February 2021.  All proceeds will be donated to the Nightingale McMillan Unit at Royal Derby Hospital where Gaye O’Connor was looked after so well last year.  Full details are available here and on our group Facebook page.


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September 2020

The Club’s calendar is being printed, they are A3 and the cost will be the same as last year (£11, which includes postage).  To order one please get in touch with Alison.

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September 2020

Gaye O’Connor’s funeral was last week, with friends and family in attendance.  Donations in Gaye’s memory can be made to Nightingale Macmillan Unit, general fund (fund 14001).  Cheques made payable to Derby Hospitals Charity (NMU14001) and sent to Janet Saunders, Charity Co-Ordinator, Nightingale Macmillan Unit, Royal Derby Hospital, Uttoxeter Road, Derby DE22 3NE.  Tributes to Gaye can be read here.


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August 2020

The Setter and Pointer shows in November have also been cancelled for this year

 


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August 2020

This year’s Ladies Kennel Association show in December at the NEC has been cancelled.


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July 2020

The Club has taken the decision to cancel its shows this year – the Championship Show and the Autumn Open Show. Hopefully it will be possible to hold this during 2021.


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July 2020

This year’s AGM has been postponed: in accordance with Kennel Club’s recommendation it will be held just before the 2021 AGM. Further details will be posted.

Club Events

The latest information on dates for all club events

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August 2021

Spring Open Show

Judge – Mrs Jane Eyeington


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Crocker Hall, Newark Showgound NG24 2NY

 

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Annual General Meeting


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August 2021

Championship Show

Judge – Mrs Suzanne Humphries


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Crocker Hall, NewardkShowground NG24 2NY

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October 2021

Autumn Open

Judge – Mrs Jacqueline Ward


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KC Building, Stoneleigh, CV8 2LG

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October 2021

Championship Show – postponed from 2020

Judge – Mrs Mary Knox


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KC Building, Stoneleigh, CV8 2LG