Irish Red and White Setter Breed Maintenance
The Irish Red and White Setter has a silky coat that does moderately shed. His hair easily repels dirt and therefore he does not need many baths. He will need a bath when he gets into something smelly or really dirty. He will need to be brushed and combed out a few times a week when he is not working in the field. If he is used in the field, then he will need brushing every time he comes in. Tangles and mats need to be worked out, especially in the feathering and ears. By brushing him regularly, his coat will stay relatively clean. The Irish Red and White Setter will need his nails trimmed every two to three weeks, depending on how fast his nails grow. His ears should be cleaned weekly and kept free of oils, wax and dampness to prevent infections. It is always a good idea to brush his teeth often with veterinarian approved toothpaste.