Puppy information

In order to help those at the beginning of their journey with Irish Setters and looking for a puppy, then we suggest going to the Kennel Club website and those on the Assured Breeders Scheme.

Getting a dog | The Kennel Club

Find a Kennel Club Assured Breeder | The Kennel Club

The first will help you understand the requirements needed to own a certain breed of dog. The second link will help you locate a breeder of the dog variety you want.

The Kennel Club describes the Assured Breeder Scheme as, a means to “promote good breeding practice and gives recognition to those breeders who are prioritising the health and welfare of their breeding stock and the puppies they produce.

Those breeders who demonstrate a commitment to responsible breeding are eligible to join the scheme and in return, receive Kennel Club endorsement and discounts on registration. 

The scheme is intended to help direct puppy buyers to those breeders who follow best breeding practice and who conduct health testing for known inherited health conditions in their breed/s.

Every assured breeder is inspected by The Kennel Club, a UKAS accredited certification body, to ensure that their facilities and practices meet the welfare requirements set out in the scheme standard.”

However, it is not the only way to find breeders of Irish Setters. Other methods include; looking through the puppy register on the irishsetter.org site

Irish Setter Puppies For Sale – Irish Setters Uk & Ireland Website

or carrying out a quick google search for Irish Setter breeders.

We cannot recommend any breeders, however, the search places provided should give you a good head start. Good luck with your new family member!

Below is an update on EBVs from Dr Tom Lewis  Genetics Research Manager at the Kennel Club:

EBVs are usually updated quarterly to ensure that data on newly scored dogs are incorporated and that EBVs are provided for newly registered puppies. The EBVs were recently updated using screening and pedigree data as held by the KC on the 29th June 2020, and are now available on Mate Select .Due to the COVID pandemic and lockdown, there was very little additional hip score/elbow grade data but the update was conducted to provide EBVs on newly registered dogs.

We anticipate that the next update will take place in October.

Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs) are a tool that can help breeders make breeding choices based on indicators of the genetic risk of complex inherited disease, which is more accurate than by using an individual dog’s test score alone. EBV calculations use all BVA/KC hip and elbow screening data and pedigree information from the individual dog and its surrounding family, to more effectively determine the genetic risk that each dog will pass this disease to its progeny.

An EBV can only be calculated for a breed if enough individual dogs across the breed have been scored. EBVs will become available for more breeds, when there are enough scores within the breed to make the calculations.

An Estimated Breeding Value (EBV) evaluates the genetic value of an individual dog, in relation to the whole of the dog’s breed. These EBVs are intended to help breeders reduce the prevalence of hip and/or elbow dysplasia by more accurately evaluating genetic risk.

For more information :  KC Estimated Breeding Values