The Irish Red and White Setter Club of GB

run by enthusiasts for enthusiasts

All About The Irish Red White Setter Club of Great Britain

The Irish Red & White Setter Club of GB was set up in the 1980s and exists to promote all aspects of the breed, bring enthusiasts together for a variety of activities and offer help and encouragement where needed. It is run by enthusiasts of Irish Red and White Setters for enthusiasts of Irish Red and White Setters.

What does the Club do?

The Irish Red and White Setter Club of GB currently organise one breed Championship Show held in the midlands at Stoneleigh Park and two breed Open Show, the spring show in Oxfordshire and the autumn show near Chesterfied. However, a number of other events and social occasions are also promoted, to which all club members are welcomed. All the relevant information will be posted on the Club Events page. Regular updates are sent out to members by email whenever information or news is needed to be passed on and the Club also has its own Facebook page.

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  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.

Working Events

Irish red and white setter and apple tree

In 2000, then Chairman, now President, Mary Blackwell-Sherratt wrote about the formation of the Irish Red and White Setter Club of GB  She has kindly agreed to let us reproduce it here. 

IRWS 2000 Formation

 

On a more serious note


Three dogs sitting

Members of the IRWS Club of GB 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.

Rescue

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.

Health

running dog with ball

“loveable, biddable and trainable – with patience”