Dusty will be bred in early 2020 for late Spring or early Summer puppies. Check back for updates.
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There are several breeders that may appear to be reputable and claim to breed healthy dogs. However, on the OFA (Orthopedic Foundation For Animals) website, there are no health clearances on their dogs. When you begin to look for a puppy, no matter who you contact, ALWAYS verify the health clearances on the OFA website. Ask the breeder for a pedigree on the puppy you are considering and look up the names yourself. As a bare minimum, at least the parents and grandparents should have OFA numbers proving they do not have hip dysplasia.
Hip Evaluations - From January 1974 through December 2017, OFA processed hip evaluations for 12,180 Irish Setters. Of those, 9.6% were given an Excellent rating and 12.0% were dysplastic.
Elbow Evaluations - From January 1974 through December 2017, OFA processed elbow evaluations for 812 Irish Setters. Of those, 97.2% were given a Normal rating and 2.8% were dysplastic.
Thyroid Evaluations - From January 1974 through December 2017, OFA processed thyroid evaluations for 1,018 Irish Setters. Of those, 80.0% were given a Normal rating, 8.8% were found to have autoimmune thyroiditis and 11.1% were equivocal.
from the OFA website as of 12/22/18
3 Generations of Redfeathers Irish - October 2016
Tango, her daughter Bridget, and Bridget's daughter Dusty