FCI - Standard No. 120 / 02. 04. 2001  / GB




UTILIZATION: Gun dog and family dog.

CLASSIFICATION FCI :  Group    7   Pointing Dogs.
                                            Section   2   British and Irish Pointers and Setters.
                                            With working trial.


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BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY : The Irish Red Setter was developed in Ireland as a working dog for hunting game.  The breed is derived from the Irish Red and White Setter and an unknown solid red coloured dog.  It was a clearly identifiable type in the 18th century.  The Irish Red Setter Club was established in 1882 to promote the Breed.  The club issued the Breed Standard in 1886, and has organised field trials and shows to set the Standard for the Breed since that time.  In 1998 the club published the working style for the breed.  The standard and working style together describes the physical form and working ability of the breed.
The Irish Red Setter has evolved down the years into a hardy, healthy, intelligent dog, possessed of excellent working ability and great stamina.

GENERAL APPEARANCE :            Racy and athletic full of quality, kindly in expression.  Balanced and in proportion.
BEHAVIOUR/TEMPERAMENT: Keen, intelligent, energetic, affectionate and loyal.

HEAD :  Long and lean, and not coarse at the ears. Muzzle and skull of equal length and on parallel lines.

Skull : Oval (from ear to ear), having plenty of brain room, and with well defined occipital protuberance.  Brows raised.
Stop : Well defined.

Nose : The colour of the nose is dark mahogany, or dark walnut or black, the  nostrils wide.
Muzzle :  Moderately deep and fairly square at the end. From the stop to point of nose, long, flews not pendulous.
Jaws : Jaws of nearly equal length. 
Teeth : Scissors bite.
Eyes : Dark hazel or dark brown ought not to be too large.
Ears : Of moderate size, fine in texture, set low and well back, hanging in a neat fold close to head.

NECK : Moderately long, very muscular, not too thick, slightly arched, no tendency to throatiness.

BODY:  Proportionate to size of dog.
Chest : Deep chest, rather narrow in front, ribs well sprung, leaving plenty of lung room.
Loins : Muscular and slightly arched.

TAIL: Moderate length, proportionate to size of body, set on rather low, strong at root, tapering to fine point.  Carried level with or below back.



Shoulders : Fine at the point, deep and sloping well back.
Elbows : Free and well let down, not turned in or out.
Forelegs :  Straight and sinewy, well boned.

HINDQUARTERS : Wide and powerful.
Hindlegs: Long and muscular from hip to hock; from hock to heel short and strong.
Stifle: Well bent
Hocks:  turned neither in or out.

FEET:  Small, very firm, toes strong, arched and close together.

GAIT/MOVEMENT:            Free flowing, driving movement; head held high. Forelegs reaching well ahead but carried low.  Hindquarters drive smoothly with great power.  Crossing or weaving of legs unacceptable.



HAIR: On head, front of legs, and tips of ears, short and fine; on other parts of body and legs moderate length, flat and as free as possible from curl or wave.  Feather on upper portion of ears long and silky; on back of fore and hind legs long and fine; fair amount of hair on belly, forming fringe which may extend onto chest and throat.  Feet well feathered between toes.  Tail having fringe of moderately long hair, decreasing in length as it approaches the point. All feathering straight and flat.

COLOUR: Rich chestnut with no trace of black; white on chest, throat, and toes; or small star on forehead or narrow streak or blaze on nose or face not to disqualify.


Height at withers : Males   23   ins (58 cm) to 26.5 ins (67 cm).
                            Female 21.5 ins (55 cm) to 24.5 ins (62 cm).

FAULTS: Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness of the fault should be in exact proportion to its degree.

Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.

NOTE: Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.

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In a generalized manner

Under its red narcotic livery mahogany. the Irish Setter considered one of devout the beautiful dogs from hunting. Thin and slanciato, ardent express and, also the setter pi"agitato". One characteristic of the race l.ampia range granted to the ransom. In some countries the devout subjects (in Great Britain are preferred as an example high), in others those devout bottoms. In any case, the lrlandese Setter must have sport sailing point, noble aspect and sweet expression.


Aggraziata its silhouette, the wide and muscoloso back, the wide and deep chest. the long and dry, not wide head between the ears. The skull oval from ear ear, with much space for the brain and one very pronounced swell occipita them. The eyes would have to be dark (nocciola or browns) and not too much large, the fine ears of moderate dimensions and webbing, attack to you low. The neck of medium length and much muscoloso.

Ransom: l.altezza to the garrese comprised between 55 and 70 cm and the ideal weight between 20 and 30 kg.

Tail: of medium length and in proportion to the body, inserted low, rather strong to the root.

Colors: brown-gilded, without the minimal trace of black, eventually with one small spot white woman on the chest, the head or to the feet.

To avoid

. Tail raised over the level of the back .

Neck often

. labbra hanging  


Dog from hunting and company.

Group 7 dogs from firm
Section 2 dogs from firm British.

Subjects to job test.

Short historical signals:

The developed Irish Setter in Ireland like dog from hunting. The race derived from the Red Irish Setter and White man and a disowned dog of a red color. The type be identified in the 18 century. In 1882 the Irish Red Setter was founded for the promotion of the race Club. The Club pubblic the Standard of Race in 1886, from that period beginnings to organize tests of job and exposures in order to determine the Standard of race. In 1998 pubblic the standard of job. The morphologic standard and of job describes with the outer aspect and the way to work of razza.Il the Irish Setter evoluto in the years in a energetic and healthy intelligent in possession of excellent venatorie dowries and large dog capacit of resistance.

General aspect:
Athletic, full Velocista and of qualit, cake in the expression. Balanced in the proportions.

Intelligent, energetic, affectionate and loyal Volenteroso.

Long and dry and not wide to the height of the orecchie. Snout and craniofacciali skull of equal length, aces parallels.

Cranial region:

skull: oval (from ear ear), much to allow to sufficient space to the box cranial it with one very defined swell occipita them. Sopracciglia very marked.

Stop: very defined.

Region makes them:

Tartufo of color dark, brown the mahogany dark or black with narici very opened.
Deep Muso:moderatamente and squared enough to the tip. Along from the stop to the front face of the tartufo, labbra not pendule.
Jaw: the length of the jaws nearly equal.
Teeth: closing to scissor.
Eyes: the eyes are of dark nocciola color or dark brown, does not have too much to be large.
Orecchie: the orecchie of are moderated length, thin, attacked low, capacities attacked to the head in a clean fold.

The neck must moderately be along, much muscoloso, but large and not too much free from giogaia.
The Body:

The body must proporzionato to the ransom of the dog.
Thorax: it must be devout deep possible, with very wide chest tightened and cost enough to leave wide space the lung.

Kidney: very muscolato and leggermente arch.
Tail: of moderated length, proporzionata to the ransom of the dog. Inserted low, rather strong to the root that goes losing weight to the tip and capacity to the devout level or lowland of the back.

It shovels: it must be fine to the tip and very angled.
Gomiti:devono to be very melted reductions not tending n to the outside n to the inside.
Front limbs: straight and vigorous, of good skeleton.

Wide and powerful.
Posterior limbs: they must be from the hip to the garretto long and muscolati, from the garretto to the foot short and strong.
Rump: very tilted.
Appiombi: they must be straight n vaccine n cagnoli.

The feet must be small solid with strong fingers, arch and very sluices.


It must be melted and fluid; the head high capacity. Posterior the powerful one slides sweetly, front the allonge well in ahead. The feet are adherent to the ground and the legs must be in moving perpendicularly perpendicular to the land.


The hair must be short and fine on the skull, the tip of the ear and the front part of the legs, on the others leaves of the devout body must of be moderated waved possible smooth length n n the curly one. The frange they are long and seriche to the junction of the orecchie, on the posterior part of the front legs and thighs. One moderated quantit of hair that gives the ventre in an only fringe pu to extend until the chest and to the throat. The feet very are frangiati between the fingers. The tail has a fringe of moderate length that diminishes in length towards the estremit. All the frange must be devout straight and devout flat possible.

The color of the golden brown cape without traces of black, one is not defects from disqualification spot white woman on the chest, the throat and the feet, one small star on the head on the snout or one flame on the nose.

Males: from 58 cm. to 67 cm.
Femmine:da 55 cm. to 62 cm.

Whichever element that discosti from the "Standard" to consider defect.
To second of the gravit it must consequently be penalized proportionally and.

The males must very have two apparently normal testicoli and reductions in the scroto.