A gentle yet high-spirited aristocrat who’s friendly to people and courageous in the field.

Vital Stats

Height: 22.5 to 26 inches at shoulder
Weight: 50 to 70 pounds
Coat: long and silky
Life span: 10 to 14 years

The Red and White Irish Setter barely escaped extinction when most breeders began focusing on the all-red varieties. Now they’re considered a separate breed from their Irish Setter cousins. As gundogs, they’re slow to train but eventually become loyal and reliable hunters. Full Irish Red and White Setter profile on DogTime.com

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