Irish Red & White Setter Club of Canada





Irish Red & White Setter Club of Canada

Breed Standard



Base colour white with solid red patches (clear islands of red colour); both

colours should show the maximum of life and bloom; flecking but not

roaning permitted around the face and feet and up the foreleg as far as

the elbow and up the hind leg as far as the hock; roaning, flecking, and

mottling that is not excessive on any other part of the body, is permissible,

but not desirable.


Broad; in proportion to the body.

Skull: domed without showing occipital

protruberance, as in the Irish Red Setter.

Stop: good stop. Muzzle: clean

and square.

Jaws: of equal or nearly equal length. Teeth: regular; scissors

bite ideal; level bite acceptable.

Eyes: dark hazel or dark brown; round,

with slight prominence and without haw.

Ears: Set level with the eyes, and

well back, lying close to the head.


Moderately long, very muscular, but not too thick, slightly arched, free

from all tendency to throatiness.


Forelegs straight and sinewy, well boned. Shoulders well laid back.

Elbows free, turning neither in nor out. Pastern strong.


Strong and muscular. Back very muscular and powerful. Chest, deep

with well sprung ribs.


Wide and powerful; hind legs from hip to hock long and muscular, from

hock to heel of moderate length and strong. Stifle well bent. Hock well

let down, turning neither in nor out. Feet close knit.


Moderate length, not reaching below hock, strong at root, tapering to

a fine point; no appearance of ropiness and carried level with or below

the back.


When moving at a trot, the dog will have a tendency to converge towards

a line representing the centre of gravity, called single-tracking. Very lively,

graceful and efficient. Head held high, hindquarters drive smoothly and

with great power. Forelegs reach well ahead and remain low. No crossing

or weaving of legs, front or back.

Canadian Kennel Club Official Breed Standards




Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault

and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be

in exact proportion to its degree.

N.B.: Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully

descended into the scrotum.




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