The Red and White Setter is a vivacious dog that is both strong and affectionate. Throughout its history the Red and White Setter has been useful as a hunting companion but more recently has gained popularity as a great family pet. This breed is known for being quite strong-headed due in large part to its hunting ancestry but with proper training, the Red and White Setter can become your favorite hunting buddy. You'll be amazed to watch the Red and White Setter in action; these creatures are quick and crafty, making them a true asset in any environment.
Like many similar breeds, Red and White Setters were bred specifically as a hunting companion so many of those instincts come naturally. You can say hunting is in their DNA; just about every detail of the Red and White Setters makes them a superior hunting companion. The build of this breed is such that they are powerful, but athletic rather than swift. The muscular build of the Red and White Setter allows this breed to retrieve any type of game easily. One characteristic you'll come to love the Red and White Setter for is his acute sense of smell. If you enjoy tracking your game, this breed will prove very useful to you as you learn how keen that sense is and the major advantage a hunter can gain because of it.
Hunters of various types of game have all found the Red and White Setter a perfect companion due to their versatility. Eager to please and bursting with energy, this breed is a successful companion in all hunting environments on all types of terrain. The Red and White Setter does an excellent job pointing out game if you're a bow & arrow aficionado; additionally this breed does very well in swamps, marshes and other types of wetlands. Of course, your dog should be properly trained and socialized before you venture into the wild with a puppy that's drawn to a chase.
If you're an ardent hunter and considering adopting a Red and White Setter, you couldn't have found a more suitable companion. With consistent handling, you and your pooch could be tackling hunting season together! Training the Red and White Setter can be quite a task as it can be incredibly stubborn. Like most hunting dogs, the Red and White Setter requires a confident handler who isn't afraid to show them who's the boss but also be gentle because this independent breed isn't likely to respond to bullying either. Training your Red and White Setter to be a great hunting companion will be easier once it has been socialized. To guarantee proper socialization, you should first begin in the structured environment of a doggy day care. Soon, you will be happily hunting with your Red and White Setter!