Category: Sporting Dogs
Facts of Irish Red and White Setter Dog, "Scientific name for Irish Red and White Setter Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". Irish Red and White Setter Dog is a setter or hunting dog, but it is a separate breed from the more famous Irish setter. Its name comes from its distinctive red and white coloring. The traditional Irish setter is all red or chestnut brown. The Irish Red and White Setter Dog is sometimes called the parti-colored setter.
About the Breed of Irish Red and White Setter Dog
The Irish Red and White Setter Dog is not an Irish setter but is related to the Irish setter. This Irish breed has been used in hunting for year. The Irish Red and White Setter Dog was in the 1877 Westminster Kennel Show. However, the Irish red and brow setter was known in Ireland as far back as the 1600s. The breed was nearly extinct in the 1800s before being revived in the 1920s.The breed was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2009.
The Irish Red and White Setter Dogs are named for their white body with deep red or chestnut brown patches. They have brown or hazel eyes.
The Irish Red and White Setter Dog averages two feet at the shoulder. A midsized dog, it weighs fifty to seventy five pounds (22.6 to 34 kg). They have long necks and muscular bodies.
The Irish Red and White Setter Dogs live eleven to fifteen years. The average is twelve years.
The Irish Red and White Setter Dogs are allergenic and shed. However, they do not have as thick of a coat as the Irish setter. The fur can be wavy but not curly under breed regulatons.
The Irish Red and White Setter Dogs are energetic and active, ready to chase. These bred hunters are active dogs. They are highly affectionate. However, given their size and activity level, the Irish Red and White Setter Dog are not a good idea for families with toddlers. The Irish Red and White Setter Dog mature slowly, being playful and immature until three years old.
They have an average tendency to bark and average tolerance for cats. The Irish Red and White Setter Dog are not highly territorial, but they need a lot of attention. They make average watchdogs. They will bark loudly when someone approaches, but they will not immediately be suspicious of strangers.
The Irish Red and White Setter Dog was bred to be a gun dog, trained to retrieve game for a hunter. These dogs are an excellent choice for a hunter.Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
A Irish Red and White Setter Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Irish Red and White Setter Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the dogs eye protected and moist. Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals.
These active dogs need a lot of run around time. The Irish Red and White Setter Dog do best with active owners and a large yard or long daily walks. Expect an hour a day of playtime or exercise to enjoy a calm disposition the rest of the day.
Irish Red and White Setter Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 and they will panting a lot
A Irish Red and White Setter Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.
The Irish Red and White Setter Dogs can be stubborn, so start training early and mix it with a lot of praise.
Their medium length coats need to be brushed at least twice a week. Their long ears need to be kept clean and dry. Bathe them every few weeks.
The Irish Red and White Setter Dogs are prone to Canine Leucocyte Adhesion Deficiency, also known as CLAD, a genetic disorder being bred out via genetic testing of registered animals. The Irish Red and White Setter Dog is prone to von Willebrands Disease, and the American Kennel club as of 2011 will not register dogs that have not passed genetic testing for this mutation.
The Irish Red and White Setter Dog have an above average tendency to cataracts. This rarely leads to blindness.
The Irish Red and White Setter Association of America is the American kennel club for this breed. It was founded in 1997.
The number one heath problems amongst Irish Red and White Setter Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that they have are just an issue of long toenails.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Irish Red and White Setter Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult dogs have 42. Females are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month. Female Irish Red and White Setter Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born
A Irish Red and White Setter Dogs can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
Only humans and dogs have prostates, But a dog doesn't have an appendix. Irish Red and White Setter Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people.
Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. A Irish Red and White Setter Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.
Average body temperature for a Irish Red and White Setter Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
A dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants).
all Dogs are direct descendants of wolves