Hundeo: Dog Training

Irish Red And White Setter


Reliable, Energetic, Devoted
Size: Large
Height: 57-66 cm
Weight: 25-34 kg
Lifespan: 10-13 years
Coat: Longhair
Colors: Red-white
FCI Group: Pointing Dogs

The Red and White Settler is the rather unknown older brother of the Irish Settler and the Red Settler. Like his brothers, the IRWS is a hunting dog. In general, one praises his fine nose, his cheerful nature and his family suitability. When hunting, he brings a lot of passion.

Irish Red And White Setter
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The Irish White and Red Settler is quite similar to the better known Irish Red Settler. The differences in appearance are a broader head and a stronger body. Overall, the IWRS makes a very athletic impression. The height at the withers in males is about 62 to 66 cm, in females 57 - 61 cm. He owes his name to the white coat color and the red spots.

His family suitability is based on his friendly nature. He is a good-natured hunting dog with a lovable nature. For his master or mistress, the Irish Red and White Settler wants to be a loyal and good friend. In order for his nature to flourish, he needs a family connection.

In the hunt, he proceeds passionately, resolutely and courageously. Even rough terrain he overcomes without effort. The Irish Red and White Settler is also quite easy to train. In the home he behaves quietly. As an energetic hunting dog, however, he feels more comfortable outdoors.

How it is used in hunting depends entirely on the owner. First and foremost, it is a pointing specialist. With his fine nose he tracks game unerringly. He is particularly suitable for hunting small game. He also likes to go in the water, can retrieve and does well on the sweat track.

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Children suitable:

With supervision

The right food

Like other hunting dogs, the Irish Red and White Settler needs a lot of meat. He depends on high-quality animal proteins. Whether you use dry or wet food, meat should always be at the top of the list.

Settlers who do not get enough exercise tend to become overweight quickly. If the dog can't consume enough energy for a while, you should adjust the amount of meat. Also, he should always have enough fresh drinking water available.

Even though meat makes up the bulk of the diet, a lot of grains and other vegetable products do not hurt. As a rule, the diet of an Irish Red and White Settler is uncomplicated.

Irish Red And White Setter Care

Grooming the Irish Red and White Settler is also quite easy, but does take some time. The coat is long and can tend to become matted. Therefore, it should be brushed daily.

When hunting in the forest, small branches, leaves, bushes and other dirt can also quickly get caught in the fur. Therefore, after each outing, the fur should be properly cleaned. Regular bathing can help with this. Fortunately, the Irish Red and White Settler likes to jump into the water.

The Irish Red and White Settler has a tendency to drool. Another reason to keep him outside. Indoors, he might leave drool marks. Apart from regular brushing, however, the IRWS does not need much grooming.

Suitable accessories

If you don't want to use the Irish Red and White Settler for hunting, you still need to keep him busy. You must challenge his intelligence and give him tasks to keep him busy.

Toys for retrieving are always well received by the Irish Red and White Settler. With a dummy the retrieving of game can be trained. He likes to chase a toy like a flyball. Inside the home, you can challenge his alert nature with intelligence toys.

Protective and warm vests are suitable for hunting. With a tick tongs you remove the annoying vermin from his fur. A signal collar can help to find the dog easier in the dark.

Irish Red And White Setter History Picture

Origin & History

The Irish Red and White Settler has been documented since the 17th century. The Irish landowners kept him and the Irish Red Settler as hunting dogs. The Irish Red and White Settler is said to be the older breed of the two dogs.

For a long time, the Irish Red and White Settler was the more popular of the two breeds. The demand increased strongly. In the 19th century, it is said that there were more Red and White Settlers than solid Red Settlers.

However, as time went on, the Irish Red Settler became more popular. Demand for the IRWS declined to the point that some thought it was extinct. After 1920, efforts developed to preserve the breed. In 1944, the Irish Red and White Settler Society was formed.

In 1981 a successor organization was founded, the Irish Red & White Settler Club. In the meantime the Irish Red and White Settler could establish itself again nationally and internationally.