New Breed Health Survey For Irish Red And White Setters Supported By Kennel Club

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 dogs."

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 September.   

The survey can also be downloaded and emailed to


6th September 2013

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