In addition to being a great hunting companion, the Red and White Setter also makes a wonderful family pet. Energetic and affectionate; there is nothing this breed loves more than feeling like part of one big happy family. You'll find at times that your Red and White Setter is very much like a young child; vivacious and full of energy. No matter the size of your family, every member will grow unbelievably attached to your new pet and spend hours upon hours entertaining him.
Families love Red and White Setters because they are loyal and obedient. A home that's already full of people may find it difficult to find time to train a new pet, but the Red and White Setter is highly regarded in large part due to how easy it is to train him. Consistent training will make your Red and White Setter well mannered and easy to handle. It is completely up to you how obedient your new pet is. Training and socialization will make the transition from cute puppy to family pet a smooth one. The desire of the Red and White Setter to be part of the family is what drives his extreme loyalty. This breed has protective instincts that can cause it to be suspicious of strangers, even in your home. Properly socializing your Red and White Setter will allow him to know how to distinguish between who's a threat and who's a friend.
Many families have chosen Red and White Setters because they are fantastic with children. Patient and often giddy, this breed seems to have the 'right touch' when it comes to children. The playful nature of the Red and White Setter gives him an upbeat quality that children often possess. Always up for an outdoor romp, the Red and White Setter will return the adoration of a young child equally. You don't have to worry as much about the Red and White Setter with children as you do with other breeds because they are calm and gentle creatures and less likely to strike back after a harsh touch or accidental tug of the tail. The Red and White Setter enjoys being loved as much as children love giving them love, making them a match made in heaven.
Red and White Setters are ideal pets because they are loyal, easy to train, and so affectionate. Nevertheless, they can also be tricky and have been known to outsmart their owners time and again. This breed thrives on the presence of a loving family and has a gentle demeanor with children. You will, however, have to keep an eye on the Red and White Setter because they have been known to chase cats and other household pets!