The Red and White Setter has a rich history filled with many facts and some fiction. The tales and events that make up the history of such a fine dog are sure to be filled with some odd and interesting facts. For example, did you know that most Red and White Setters often have black coloring on the roof of their mouth? Many believe that only the Red and White Setter with this black spotting on his mouth has true Irish lineage. Some have even gone so far to say that Red and White Setters without a black mouth and black nose are not of true Irish ancestry.
Did you know that the Red and White Setter was featured on a postage stamp in Ireland? The Red and White Setter, also known as the Irish Red and White Setter appeared with his all red cousin to adorn an Irish stamp in the early 1900s. Irishmen have a great fondness of both their Red and their Red and White Setters.
Did you know that the Red and White Setter was near extinction in the early 1900s? Although the Red and White Setter is the older of the breeds, sometime in the 1850s, the pure Red Setter began to gain widespread popularity and eventually surpassed the popularity of the Red and White Setter. At the time, many thought the Red and White Setter had indeed become extinct but due to a few breeders, this breed was revived in the 1940s. Most Red and White Setters today can trace their lineage back to the 1940s during the revival period.
Did you know that bad habits stick with the Red and White Setter? More than most breeds, the Red and White Setter is prone to keeping any bad habits picked up if they aren't dealt with immediately. Training is such an important part of the process for this breed due largely in part to how they acquire bad habits with such ease. Chewing furniture and shoes is a habit you should really be concerned about if you leave your Red and White Setter alone for most of the day. Although this behavior will begin in response to separation anxiety, if it's not quelled as soon as you notice it, you'll be cleaning up pieces of your sofa for weeks.
Did you know that Red and White Setter can be a bully with other household pets? The Red and White Setter has been known to chase cats and other family pets constantly. If this breed isn't socialized as a puppy with other animals, this kind of bullying can turn into flat out aggression. Because the Red and White Setters want to be part of the family, they can become jealous of other pets that get more attention or takes attention away from them. To prevent this from happening, you should make an effort to socialize your Red and White Setter with any other pets you own immediately. If not continued, there is always the possibility that the Red and White Setter will become aggressive to your other pets. Luckily, they adjust much better to people.