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Irish Red and White Setter

The Irish Red and White Setter is a medium sized gundog. It is similar to the Irish Setter, however it is more often a working breed. At one time, all Irish Setters were red and white, but for years following, only red dogs were bred. During the 20th century, the breed nearly faced extinction, but an Irish clergyman revived the breed.

The Irish Red and White Setter stands 22.5 to 26 inches high and weighs 50 to 70 pounds. It has a long, silky white and red coat.

The breed is a loyal companion, and a reliable hunting dog. It is an enthusiastic breed; it loves to learn, although it may take longer to train than other gun dogs. The Irish Red and White setter does well in family groups and enjoys any chance to run and play in wide open spaces.

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