According to the American Kennel Club, the characteristics of the Irish Red and White Setter include friendliness, high-spirits and a fun-loving personality. The Red and White is a bit shorter and stockier than the better known Irish Setter. What is even more intriquing, according to the Irish Red and White Setter Association of America, the red Irish Setter came from breeding white and red dogs that had increasing amounts of red. The red dogs became more popular in the 19th century.
Rev. Noble Huston of Ballynahinch, County Down is credited with saving the Irish Red and White Setter breed and bringing it back with his cousin, Dr.Elliott. In 1940, a Mrs. Maureen Cuddy (nee Clarke) of Ireland nursed a puppy she called Judith Cunningham of Knockalla. It is highly probably that every recorded bitch today is descended from this registry. The American Kennel Club fully recognized the breed in 2009.
Sources: The American Kennel Club and the Irish and White Setter Association of America Web Sites