Weimaraner vs Irish Red and White Setter - Breed Comparison

Weimaraner vs Irish Red and White SetterWeimaraner is originated from Germany but Irish Red and White Setter is originated from Ireland. Weimaraner may grow 9 cm / 4 inches higher than Irish Red and White Setter. Weimaraner may weigh 6 kg / 14 pounds more than Irish Red and White Setter. Both Weimaraner and Irish Red and White Setter has same life span. Both Weimaraner and Irish Red and White Setter has almost same litter size. Weimaraner requires Low maintenance. But Irish Red and White Setter requires Moderate maintenance

Basic Information

Group:
Gun dog
Gun dog
Origin:
Germany
Ireland
Height Male:
59 - 70 cm
23 - 28 inches
56 - 61 cm
22 - 25 inches
Height Female:
57 - 65 cm
22 - 26 inches
56 - 61 cm
22 - 25 inches
Weight Male:
30 - 40 kg
66 - 89 pounds
25 - 34 kg
55 - 75 pounds
Weight Female:
25 - 35 kg
55 - 78 pounds
25 - 34 kg
55 - 75 pounds
Life Span:
11 - 14 Years
10 - 14 Years
Litter Size:
6 - 8
5 - 10
Size:
Large dog
Large dog
Other Names:
Weimaraner Vorstehhund Raner Grey Ghost Weim Weimer Pointer
Irish R&W Setter, IRWS
Colors Available:
from charcoal-blue to mouse-grey to silver-grey or even blue-grey
Creamy white and red
Coat:
short, smooth and hard
Shortish, smooth with feathering
Shedding:
Moderate
Moderate
Temperament:
Courageous, Friendly, Intelligent, Lively, Loyal, Playful, Stubborn
Affectionate, Alert, Cheerful, Courageous, Docile, Energetic, Friendly, Gentle, Independent, Intelligent, Lively, Loving, Loyal, Outgoing, Playful, Protective, Responsive, Social, Sweet, Territorial
Grooming:
Low maintenance
Moderate maintenance
Trainability:
Moderate
Easy
Hypoallergenic:
No
No
Kids Friendly:
Yes
Yes
New Owners Friendly:
Yes
Yes

History

weimaranerThe Weimaraner is a German breed also know as the Grey Ghost. He was bred to hunt by royalty in the early part of the 19th century. They went after large game including the bear, boar and deer. Once these large game hunts disappeared, the breed became known for hunting small prey like rabbits, fowl and fox.

They are an all-purpose gun dog, hunting, chasing, tracking, pointing and retrieving. They got their name from the city of Weimar in Germany as a favorite of Karl August, the Grand Duke of Saxw-Weimar-Eisenach who hunted with the dogs. They are believed to have descended from either the St. Hubert Hound and Bloodhound, or the Chien-gris dogs.

The breed did not arrive in the United States until the 1920’s. Before that they were barely known outside the city of Weimar. By the 1950’s they were very popular in the States with President Eisenhower having one at the White House.

irish red and white setterClassified as a gun dog in the UK for hunting game birds, and as a sporting dog in the USA, the Irish Red and White Setter was available with his red and white coat. Breeders however, started focusing essentially on the red variety so that the red-and-white setter all but disappeared.

Fortunately, the breed was revived and considered a separate breed from the Irish Setter. He has gained recognition with all the major kennel clubs.

Description

weimaraner puppyA very athletic and elegant breed, muscular and lean, the Weimaraner is built for stamina and speed. They are a very unique looking breed, nick named the Grey Ghost due to the appearance and coloration. The breed has a very short coat that fits like skin over his bone structure. It is smooth and hard and runs from a blue-gray to silver-gray to charcoal-blue. The skin is pink not black, the coat is thin with no undercoat.

They should not be black but they can be a longhaired Weimaraner, according to US AKC Breed Standards. In the AKC standards the tail is docked. This has now been changed in standards around the world as many countries are banning tail docking. They have webbed paws and striking amber, blue-gray or gray eyes. The long haired version can only be produced when both parents carry the recessive gene

irish red and white setter puppyThe Irish Red and White Setter is a large dog standing at between 56 – 61cm, both male and female, and weighing at around 25 to 34kg.

Always used as a gun dog for its speed and scent, its head is carried high and its long feathery tail is held out level with its back and then it ‘sets’ into a pose, giving its handler a clue where the bird is hiding.

The Irish Red and White Setter has a lean, muscled body which is well proportioned, being slightly more heavily built than the Irish Setter. He also has a broader head.

The coat is shortish but it has those long silky fringes which are known as feathering around the tail, chest and legs. The Irish Red and White Setter is red and white but you may find some freckling around the legs and muzzle. The ears are usually red and they are long, silky and floppy.

Temperament:

As gun dogs, the Irish Red and White Setter is a loyal and devoted family pet who can become a good friend of children too as they love to play. He is a lithe dog and bounding in energy, and he will therefore require a reasonably sized garden.

He will need to be trained and socialized and once trained he makes an obedient and reliable companion.

Health Problems

Health Problems

weimaraner dogThere are a few conditions and diseases that the Weimaraner is subject to but surprisingly for their size hip dysplasia is rarely one of them. There are prone to

Bloat – Gastric torsion when the stomach twists itself and cuts off blood circulation and digestive processes. Bloat is deadly unless caught quickly.

Skin allergies - they have allergic reactions to parasites.

Ear infections – make sure you keep the ears clean and dry.

Elbow Dysplasia – can cause lameness or arthritis.

Cryptorchidisn – the dog is missing one or both testes.

Hypothyroidism – can be treated with medication as with humans.

Von Willebrands Deisease – bleeding disorder

Hunting Accidents like sprains, strains, and cuts.

Chronic Allergies:

irish red and white setter dogDogs like the Setter can get chronic allergies if they’re exposed to the same food over and over again. Setters are prone to chronic allergies when exposed to a food such as soy. That is why if you’re unsure, rather speak to a dog expert about what to feed a Setter and what to avoid.

Heart Disease:

Feed your Setter foods rich in taurine to avoid heart disease. Taurine is found in chicken and red meat. You can see how important the right food is for your setter as the wrong food can cause a host of illnesses.

Caring The Pet

Caring for Pet

weimaraner puppies1 Feeding the puppy - Feed high quality dog food with high protein but not rich foods. Rich foods cause digestive issues and eating to fast, too soon before or after strenuous exercise do to threat of bloat. Also do not use the raised foot bowls as they hold an even great risk for bloat. Feed puppy 3-4 meals per day.

2.Feeding the adult Feed high quality dog food with high protein but not rich foods. Rich foods cause digestive issues and eating to fast, too soon before or after strenuous exercise do to threat of bloat. Also do not use the raised foot bowls as they hold an even great risk for bloat. Feed the adult twice a day.

3.Points for Good Health stamina and speed

4. Games and Exercises – This is a very athletic and energetic dog. They need activity and will become destructive without it. They develop separation anxiety very easily. They need both physical and mental stimulation. They are great at agility, course running, field trials and CAT.

Grooming:

irish red and white setter puppiesGrooming your beautiful Irish Red and White Setter isn’t going to be a difficult task, and a good brush twice a week will ensure he stays looking his best.

Because he has long ears, these should be checked, especially if the dog loves to swim. Water, dust, debris and wax can build up and cause an ear infection.

His nails will also need to be trimmed if they get too long and don’t naturally wear down.

Exercise:

This is a beautiful dog that offers ruggedness and endurance, and essentially he needs to be a country dog or live in a home where there is a good sized garden. He loves being on the go, and is a dog that will gladly join you on your hikes, cycling trips or swimming – you can count him in.

Diet:

Irish Red and White Setters are an active breed and are naturally lean and lithe, being fast runners. Make sure to give them the right food so that they maintain this muscle mass.

If in any doubt, speak to your vet to find out what is essential for a dog like this. Protein for instance is vitally important as are fats. These dogs need high amounts of energy. Vitamins and minerals are also very important for keeping a dog healthy and strong.

Try and include some nutritious home-made food into his kibble such as cooked chicken, brown rice and vegetables as well as some raw meat occasionally. These dogs can develop horrible skin allergies if they don’t get in some raw meat from time to time.

Fresh, cool water should be constantly available to your pet.

Characteristics

Characteristics

1.Children friendliness they love children, might not know how big they are

2.Special talents speed

3.Adaptability Not apartments. Large dog needs room to run

4.Learning ability – Very intelligent, very stubborn

irish red and white setter dogsThe Irish Red and White Setter is every bit as beautiful as the Red- or Irish Setter even though he may not be as well known.

Setter lovers are thrilled that this beautiful, playful, well tempered dog has been saved from extinction. He has plenty of stamina to be an excellent sporting dog.

He is intelligent too and easily trained. He is an affectionate, loyal, gentle, devoted family dog and he has also got good looks on his side.

Give him the right kind of food, a warm, dry place to sleep, lots of exercise and games and your love and attention, and you’ve got a friend for life.

Comparison with other breeds

  1. Irish Setter vs Irish Red and White Setter - Breed Comparison
  2. Portuguese Pointer vs Irish Red and White Setter - Breed Comparison
  3. Perdiguero de Burgos vs Irish Red and White Setter - Breed Comparison
  4. Irish Red and White Setter vs Golden Retriever - Breed Comparison
  5. Irish Red and White Setter vs German Shorthaired Pointer - Breed Comparison
  6. Irish Red and White Setter vs Bracco Italiano - Breed Comparison
  7. Irish Red and White Setter vs Grand Gascon Saintongeois - Breed Comparison
  8. Irish Red and White Setter vs Braque Francais (Gascogne Type) - Breed Comparison
  9. Pachon Navarro vs Irish Red and White Setter - Breed Comparison
  10. Slovakian Rough Haired Pointer vs Irish Red and White Setter - Breed Comparison
  11. Slovensky Hrubosrsty Stavac vs Irish Red and White Setter - Breed Comparison
  12. Smooth Haired Weimaraner vs Irish Red and White Setter - Breed Comparison
  13. Spanish Pointer vs Irish Red and White Setter - Breed Comparison
  14. Spinone Italiano vs Irish Red and White Setter - Breed Comparison
  15. Talbot vs Irish Red and White Setter - Breed Comparison
  16. Vikhan Sheepdog vs Irish Red and White Setter - Breed Comparison
  17. Weimaraner vs Irish Red and White Setter - Breed Comparison
  18. Longhaired Weimaraner vs Irish Red and White Setter - Breed Comparison
  19. Samoyed vs Irish Red and White Setter - Breed Comparison
  20. Labradoodle vs Irish Red and White Setter - Breed Comparison
  21. Mixed vs Irish Red and White Setter - Breed Comparison
  22. Old English Sheepdog vs Irish Red and White Setter - Breed Comparison
  23. Presa Canario vs Irish Red and White Setter - Breed Comparison
  24. Labrador Husky vs Irish Red and White Setter - Breed Comparison
  25. Perro de Presa Canario vs Irish Red and White Setter - Breed Comparison
  26. Weimaraner vs Golden Retriever - Breed Comparison
  27. Weimaraner vs German Shorthaired Pointer - Breed Comparison
  28. Weimaraner vs Irish Setter - Breed Comparison
  29. Weimaraner vs Bracco Italiano - Breed Comparison
  30. Weimaraner vs Portuguese Pointer - Breed Comparison
  31. Weimaraner vs Perdiguero de Burgos - Breed Comparison
  32. Weimaraner vs Pachon Navarro - Breed Comparison
  33. Weimaraner vs Grand Gascon Saintongeois - Breed Comparison
  34. Weimaraner vs Slovakian Rough Haired Pointer - Breed Comparison
  35. Weimaraner vs Slovensky Hrubosrsty Stavac - Breed Comparison
  36. Weimaraner vs Smooth Haired Weimaraner - Breed Comparison
  37. Weimaraner vs Spanish Pointer - Breed Comparison
  38. Weimaraner vs Spinone Italiano - Breed Comparison
  39. Weimaraner vs Talbot - Breed Comparison
  40. Weimaraner vs Vikhan Sheepdog - Breed Comparison
  41. Weimaraner vs Longhaired Weimaraner - Breed Comparison
  42. Weimaraner vs Braque Francais (Gascogne Type) - Breed Comparison
  43. Weimaraner vs Siberian Husky - Breed Comparison
  44. Weimaraner vs German Shepherd - Breed Comparison
  45. Weimaraner vs Rottweiler - Breed Comparison
  46. Weimaraner vs American Bully - Breed Comparison
  47. Weimaraner vs Boxer - Breed Comparison
  48. Weimaraner vs Akita - Breed Comparison

View/Compare Breeds

Popular Dog Breeds