The Irish Red & White Setter Club of Great Britain exists to promote all aspects of the breed, bring enthusiasts together for a variety of activities and offer help and encouragement where needed.
Naturally the show ring features prominently, with one breed Championship and two breed Open Shows organised each year by the Club. However, a number of other events and social occasions are also promoted, to which all club members are welcomed.
There are two newsletters produced each year, they include articles by members and lots of information on the shows that have taken place. A biennial Year Book is produced and distributed to all members – reviewing everything that has happened in the previous two years; it includes many photos of club members’ dogs.
Many members are anxious to maintain the very real working ability of the breed and ensure that it is passed down through future generations. Gundog working classes are therefore organised in different areas of the country to encourage everyone to take part; occasional assessment days are also held to measure progress of both dogs and handlers. Information on these will be on the Working page.
The Club is invited to attend Game Fairs throughout the country and the year, so if you would like to go and represent the breed and the club please get in touch with Fiona, the Working Sub Committee Secretary.
On a more serious note, members recognise that there are times when, for whatever reason, it becomes impossible for a dog to remain in its current home. The Rescue Sub Committee works to care for and where possible to re-home these dogs.
The Club also maintains a health database, which contains information on known hereditary conditions within the breed and details of where and when they have occurred. Specific information is obviously confidential but general advice is available to all members.
If you are interested in gundogs and in particular the Irish Red & White Setter, then why not join the Club which is dedicated to the care and welfare of the IRWS. Membership includes:
*Summer Championship Show
*Spring and Autumn Open Shows
*Biennial Year Book
INTERESTED IN JOINING?
Subscriptions are due on 1st January annually.
Membership fees are as follows:
Joint UK Membership £15 Single UK Membership £12
Junior UK Membership 50pence
Overseas Membership £17.50 (Sterling Only)
If your Membership is not renewed before 31st March each year it will lapse and your name erased from the Members Register. Acceptance back will be subject to application and payment.
We look forward to meeting you in person at one of our events…