Historically developed to hunt wild game
Irish Red and White Setters were developed historically to hunt for wild game birds that may be hiding in the cover. The method of hunting is known as quartering and involves the dog moving from one side to another. Once the game is located the dog would then go on point and would remain steady until told by the hunter to flush the game out.
Setters don’t generally retrieve, but some handers allow it, but if competing in field trials it is never permitted.
Contact Working Sub Committee Secretary, Fiona Chapman, for information
What does the Club do?
- training days are organised in different regions to extend owners’ and dogs’ knowledge
- game fairs are attended to promote the breed
- encouragement and advice on taking your training further with professional trainers
“We took Hamish to Hatfield House Game fair. Just walking around with him there was lots of interest from people – many keen to know what breed he was and some people who had owned the breed in the past.
So, even if there isn’t a formal stand we would encourage members to attend with their dogs.
Hamish had a great time as well ….
Paul Leckie “