More Vintage Irish Setters

We’re visiting the U. K. in the next several posts, starting with one of the breeds originating in Ireland.

A brief introduction:

Setters in Ireland are, or used to be, termed English Spaniels. Mr. Thornhill thus describes the crack Setters in that Country; colours deep chestnut and white, or all red, with the nose and roof of the mouth black.

Scott, J. (1845). The sportsman’s repository. London, England: Henry G. Bohn
Source: Anon. (1877, April). Some American sporting dogs. Scribner’s Monthly, pp. 768-782
Source: Whitford, C. B. (1885, November). Typical dogs – setters. Century Magazine, pp. 116-124
A gorgeous sketch by Baer of an Irish setter called Roger in St. Nicholas magazine, May 1889.
From Outing Magazine, November 1889
Although this photo of Tim was included in the first post on vintage Irish setters, this image is clearer and worth a repeat.
Source: James, G.B., Jr. (1894). The dog and how to breed, train and keep him. Boston, Massachusetts: Walnut Publishing Co
Two images used to represent the breed in the book:
Huntington, H.W. (1901). The show dog. Providence, RI: Remington Printing Co
Western Field, April 1906
An image used to represent the breed in the book:
Shaw, V.K. (1913). The encyclopaedia of the kennel. London, England: George Routledge & Sons, Limited
“Ch. Tyronne Paddy”
Source: Bruette, W.A. (1921). The complete dog book. Cincinnati, Ohio: Stewart Kidd Company
Source: Lytle, J.H. (1924). Breaking a bird dog. New York, New York: D. Appleton and Company
Wizbang Chummiebelle (left) and Wizbang Buntiebelle
Source: Ash, E. C. (1927). Dogs: their history and development, volume I. Boston, Massachusetts: Houghton Mifflin Company
An ad in the classifieds in Forest and Stream, September 17, 1885

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