The Irish Red and White isn't as well known as the wholly red Irish Setter, but actually it is the oldest setter, dating back to the end of the 17th century. The breed almost died out, but is now growing in popularity again after a recent revival.
An active, outdoorsy home where the dog can enjoy lots of safe free running. A home that takes part in field trials or other gundog work would be perfect.
First-timers. The Irish Red and White is a fabulous character but they need lots of exercise – for mind and body – and more experienced handling. They have a reputation for being stubborn, so can need some gentle motivation.
Large - but would still fit in a small car
High (Two hours or more)
Without sufficient mental and physical exercise will probably do the wall of death around the living room!
Jacket and skinny trousers
Any feathering can get knotty. Some coats self-clean by depositing mud all over the kitchen floor.
All canines drop some hair, think of it as dog glitter!
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