The Kennel Club is supporting a new Breed Health Survey for
Irish Red and White Setters, designed to give a stronger picture of
the health of the breed in the UK and internationally.
The survey, compiled by the Irish Red and White Setter Club of
Great Britain, will help the breed to put any problems in context
by asking owners to submit reports on their healthy dogs as well as
those with diagnosed health conditions.
The survey can be completed by anyone who owns an Irish Red and
White Setter, whether Kennel Club registered or not, and all
information supplied will be treated in complete confidence, with
no names of dogs, or owner details ever being published.
The survey will provide meaningful data that can be used, if
required, by researchers focusing on canine health issues.
After the survey period has ended, the results will be analysed and
published anonymously on the website.
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: "This is a great
opportunity for owners of Irish Red and White Setters all over the
world to help safeguard the health of their breed.
"The survey only takes a short time to complete and the results
could prove invaluable in delivering an accurate picture of the
health of the breed as a whole, which will help to protect it in
the future and further improve the health of these beautiful
The Kennel Club is helping to promote the survey by contacting
owners of registered Irish Red and White Setters to encourage them
to complete the questionnaire.
The survey is available for completion online and can be found on
the Irish Red and White Setter Club of Great Britain's website at
and is running from 9th September until 30th
The survey can also be downloaded and emailed to email@example.com.
6th September 2013