21-27" (54-69 cm) 60-75 lb (27-34 kg) Moderate length, straight flat coat with feathering. Rich chestnut or mahogany red with no trace of black. May have white markings.
Group winner Ch Carannagh’s Georgia FDJ RN. Mother of 7 champions/5 grand champions. Bred/Owned by Anne Perkins, Carannagh Reg’d. Osgoode, Ontario. www.carannagh.ca
The origin of the Irish Setter is uncertain. As the breed gained popularity in the early 19th century, Irish Setters came in combinations of red and white. Occasionally, a puppy would be born with an all-red coat. When breed showing became popular in the mid-1800s, the flashy all-red colouring caught people’s attention, and breeders soon sought to focus on type. They cut out the red and white colouring and founded the Irish Red Setter Club in 1882. All-red Irish Setters were very popular in their native Ireland, and in North America where they were excellent gun dogs. In recent history, breeders have returned their emphasis to the qualities that made the Irish Setter a successful birding dog.
A playful happy-go-lucky fellow, the Irish Setter is an upbeat companion whose brilliant red coat is sure to turn heads. He is friendly to all he meets, and always enthusiastic. He has a short attention span, and does best with short training sessions. He needs a lot of exercise to keep him happy. Given his hunting roots, the Irish Setter enjoys active sports like agility, and remains an excellent bird dog.
Carannagh Reg’d, Anne Perkins. Sound, loving Irish for family, conformation, obedience, field. Puppies occasionally to approved homes. Written guarantee. 37 years owner/16 years breeder of these wonderful redheads. Breeder of Carannagh’s Siannfair “Jenny” MOTCH RAE. Box 538, Osgoode, On K0A 2W0. (613) 826-3297; email@example.com; www.carannagh.ca