The breed is derived from the Irish Red and White Setter and an unknown solid red coloured dog. It was a clearly identifiable type in the 18th century.
Irish Red Setter
- Irländsk röd setter
- Setter irlandais rouge
- Setter irlandés rojo
- Irischer Roter Setter
- Irsk Setter
- National kennel clubs and breed clubs (see, e.g. Breeding/Health Strategy Documents, below)
- Population-level statistics (see, e.g., Swedish Insurance Data, below)
- Research articles
- Breed club surveys
- Breed-specific information on rates of disease and death from Agria Pet Insurance (Agria Djurförsäkring) is available for many breeds. This breed has information on Veterinary Care and Life Insurance.
- The Kennel Club, UK: Breed Watch (Category 1)
- Sweden: Breed-specific Breeding Strategies: (in Swedish) and/ or English summary
- Finland: JTO: Jalostuksen tavoiteohjelma Punainen Irlanninsetteri Voimassa 2019 - 2023
The Irish Red Setter Club was established in 1882 to promote the Breed. The club issued the Breed Standard in 1886, and has organised field trials and shows to set the Standard for the Breed since that time. In 1998 the club published the working style for the breed. The standard and working style together describes the physical form and working ability of the breed. The Irish Red Setter has evolved down the years into a hardy, healthy, intelligent dog, possessed of excellent working ability and great stamina.
Links to Breed Descriptions
See The German Kennel Club (VDH) for information and video (if available).
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Video (link - https://youtu.be/1XbEw72XTcc
This and other breed videos are available in full length here: www.meisterpetztv.de
AKC Video (link - https://youtu.be/TO7SO0rWEcw
View more videos on AKC's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/AmericanKennelClub
Other Names for Breed
Country of Origin and Parent Breed Club
Country of origin: Ireland
Irish Kennel Club: https://www.ikc.ie/dog-ownership/types-of-dog/breeds/breed-details/?breedId=50
Health and Well-Being
Some sources of health information include:
Some sources of health information include:
AKC: Irish Red and White Setter History: The Original Setter From Ireland: https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/irish-red-and-white-setter-history/
Gun Dog Magazine: Irish Setter: Breed Profile
There are numerous breed standards.
The basis of breed/conformation shows is the judging of pedigree dogs against the 'Breed Standard', which is a picture in words that describes the range of features that are deemed appropriate for the breed.
Three of the major international standards are:
1. Swedish Insurance Data
2. Finland: FKC Database: Irish Setter: https://jalostus.kennelliitto.fi/frmEtusivu.aspx?R=120
5. US: OFA: Irish Setter: https://ofa.org/chic-programs/browse-by-breed/?breed=IR
6. Sweden: Rasdata för Irländsk Setter / Hip and Elbow: http://www.rasdata.nu/irlsetter/stat/statkenn.htm
Breeding/Health Strategy Documents
Health/Breeding Strategy Documents and Links:
US: The Irish Setter Club of America National Health Survey 2003 https://irishsetterclub.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Health-Survey-Results.pdf
Breed-Specific DNA Tests:
Other Breed-Specific Webpages
Eye Health: ECVO Manual Irish Setter: 2021: https://www.ecvo.org/media/irishsetter.pdf
(Internal: irishsetter-ecvo manual 2021.pdf)
Foureman P, Whiteley M, Giger U. Canine leukocyte adhesion deficiency: presence of the Cys36Ser beta-2 integrin mutation in an affected US Irish Setter cross-breed dog and in US Irish Red and White Setters. J Vet Intern Med. 2002 Sep-Oct;16(5):518-23. doi: 10.1892/0891-6640(2002)016<0518:cladpo>2.3.co;2. PMID: 12322699. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/12322699/
Recent/ongoing Research: AKC-CHF: 03032-MOU: Early Detection of Canine Osteosarcoma
We are listing sites for breed clubs with health or other information that might be helpful. Follow links below.
UK based breed Clubs: see http://www.isae.org.uk/ISAE/Links.html
Finland: Kanakoirakerho-Hönshundssektionen ry: https://kanakoirakerho.fi/
Sweden: Svenska Irländsk Setterklubben: https://www.sisk.se/index.php
US: Irish Setter Club of America: https://irishsetterclub.org/
France: SCC: https://www.centrale-canine.fr/le-chien-de-race/setter-irlandais-rouge
Germany: VDH: https://www.vdh.de/welpen/zuechter?id=249
Irish-Setter-Club Deutschland e.V.: https://www.irish-setter-club.de/
Verein für Pointer und Setter e.V.: https://www.pointer-und-setter.de/
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