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The Irish Red and White Setter is AKC’s 159th breed.
The Irish Red and White Setter has been assigned the Sporting
At the May 2008 Board Meeting the Irish Red and White Setter
became eligible for AKC registration, January 1, 2009 and was
eligible for competition in the Sporting Group, effective January 1,
2009. There will be an open registry for the breed until January 1,
At the August 2006 Board Meeting the Irish Red and White Setter
was approved to compete in the Miscellaneous Class this became
effective June 27, 2007.
At the February 2004 Board Meeting the Irish Red and White Setter
became eligible to compete in AKC Pointing Breed Hunting Tests
effective April 1, 2004.
In December 2003 the AKC Board approved the eligibility of some
Foundation Stock breeds, which meet certain criteria, for competition
in AKC Companion Events (Obedience, Tracking, and Agility),
effective January 1, 2004. The breeds must have a minimum of 150
dogs with three generation pedigrees recorded in the FSS®, a
national breed club with members in at least 20 states, and an AKC
approved breed standard. The Irish Red and White Setter was one of
20 breeds who met the requirements. Requests by breed clubs to
have their breeds compete in the various Performance Events would
be considered on a case-by-case basis.
The Irish Red and White Setter has been recorded in the Foundation
Stock Service since 1996.
The Irish Red and White Setter Association of America, Inc. was
named the American Kennel Club Parent Club in 2005.
Ireland included the Irish Red and White Setter with the Irish Setter
on a postage stamp during the early 1900s.
The Irish Red and White Setter may set or drop slightly instead of
standing while on point.
There is usually some black on the roof of mouth of an Irish Red and
In 1877 at the Westminster Kennel Club show entries for the Irish
Red and White Setter were 13 (all imports).
In 1879 Westminster Kennel Club divided classes for Irish Setters
and Irish Red and White Setters with an entry of 61 Irish Red and
In 1880 Westminster Kennel Club did not offer divided classes for
Irish Setters and Irish Red and White Setters and had an entry of
only 8 Irish Red and White Setters.
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