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.
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.
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