The Irish Red and White Setter is believe to be the oldest of the two Setters and has existed since the 17th century. However, he almost became extinct by the latter part of the 19th century. In the 1920s, the breed was revived and flourished by the 1940s again, in his native Ireland.
His name is a distinct breed, not merely a change in colour. He’s primarily a field dog and is athletic, powerful and highly intelligent. His coat is white with red solid patches. His friendly demeanour makes him a terrific family pet. He doesn’t need much brushing but does need regular exercise. He’s 22.5 – 25 inches high.