Irish Setter Club of America Online Breeder’s Directory
BUYER BE AWARE
This referral page is a service of The Irish Setter Club of
America, Inc. (ISCA) to link prospective buyers and breeders. It
is the obligation of the buyer to become an educated purchaser.
There is information elsewhere on this web site and links to
many other sites as well as lists of reading material that are
intended to provide information to assist a buyer in making an
informed decision when purchasing an Irish Setter. While many of
the obligations arising from placement of an Irish Setter are
the responsibility of the breeders, ISCA recommends that
prospective buyers carefully consider whether they can meet the
responsibilities and costs inherent in owning an Irish Setter.
All breeders should educate prospective Irish
Setter owners and select owners who will properly care for
their Irish Setter. ISCA strongly encourages breeders and
buyers to carefully document, in writing, all
representations, promises, statements, warranties and
guarantees relating to the purchase of an Irish Setter. Many
states have laws governing the sale of dogs that both
breeder and buyer should be aware of and comply with.
ISCA strongly encourages all breeders to adopt ethical
breeding and business practices. However, ISCA cannot and
does not inspect, monitor or regulate the breeding or
business practices of breeders located through the referral
process. It is the obligation of the breeder and purchaser
to make informed decisions whether to complete the purchase
of an Irish Setter. ISCA does not endorse, guarantee,
recommend or approve any particular breeder. ISCA disclaims
any liability or obligation for the health, temperament or
any other aspects of Irish Setters purchased through
breeders identified by use of this site. All liability and
obligations relating to the purchase of the Irish Setter
should be determined in writing by the parties as
[ISCA makes every effort to present accurate and reliable
information on this site, but ISCA does not endorse, approve
or guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy or
timeliness of such information or information on any site to
which this site provides a link. ISCA provides general
health information solely for informational purposes. Always
consult a qualified veterinarian in matters concerning the
health of your Irish Setter.]
Please check the
The National Rescue Chairman is
MRS. MARILEE LARSON
555 Harlan St., San Leandro, CA 94577 (510)
The Irish Setter Club of America would like for the Irish Setter
purchasing public to be an informed consumer.
ISCA would like for you to be aware of the things your breeder
should provide when you purchase your new companion.
Copies of genetic testing of the parents. Here are several tests
for the minimum screening.
Optigen Testing Results for progressive retinal
OFA Certification of Hips
Yearly Eye Exam for CERF
OFA Thyroid Panel
A pedigree of the new puppy.
Printed Contract including a health guarantee.
A time frame for the buyer to be sure if the pup will fit their
A time frame for the buyer to secure a veterinary check of the
A statement of the breeder’s refund/return policy.
Feeding instruction, vaccination schedule and worming schedule.
American Kennel Club Full Registration or AKC Limited
For additional information regarding Health Issues,
consult the ISCA
Health Committee page and their
current health projects.
Pet Quality VS Show Prospect
Many times the difference in a show or pet quality animal is so
slight. It is the breeders opinion if a puppy has the quality to
become a champion. The puppy is measured by the breed standard
and often it is a slight deviation from this standard that
prevents the dog from being shown in the conformation ring. This
in no way will affect the puppy from becoming a wonderful
companion for many years.
To locate a breeder in any of four regions of the United States or a member residing in another country, click on the region of interest on the map below. Individual breeders are listed by state
within each region. Each listing includes information about the breeder's length of experience, interests and what services they offer. All breeders listed on this site have complied with the ISCA Principles of Integrity. Please take the
time to review the ISCA Principles of Integrity. Before buying a dog from any breeder,
you might also like to read the sections on Buyers' Rights and Breeders' Rights contained on this site.