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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Setter and Pointer shows in November have also been cancelled for this year
This year’s Ladies Kennel Association show in December at the NEC has been cancelled.
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.
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.
The latest information on dates for all club events
Spring Open Show
Judge – Mrs Jane Eyeington
Crocker Hall, Newark Showgound NG24 2NY
Annual General Meeting
Judge – Mrs Suzanne Humphries
Crocker Hall, NewardkShowground NG24 2NY
Judge – Mrs Jacqueline Ward
KC Building, Stoneleigh, CV8 2LG
Championship Show – postponed from 2020
Judge – Mrs Mary Knox
KC Building, Stoneleigh, CV8 2LG