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

Summary
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

Affectionate with family:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Compatible with kids:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Need for exercise:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Predatory tendencies:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Vigor:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Cold tolerance:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Sensitivity:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Amount of shedding:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Ease of training:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Heat Tolerance:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Intelligence:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Mouthiness:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Drooling potential:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Apartment appropriate:
1 out of 5 stars (1.0 / 5)
Average:
3.1 out of 5 stars (3.1 / 5)