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Irish Setter Club of America Online Breeder’s Directory

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 recommended above.

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.]

FMI: Please check the Breed Information link on this site.

National RESCUE
The National Rescue Chairman is
Deanna Cuchiaro

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.
1. Copies of genetic testing of the parents. Here are several tests for the minimum screening.
            Optigen Testing Results for progressive retinal atrophy
            OFA Certification of Hips
            Yearly Eye Exam for CERF
            OFA Thyroid Panel
2. A pedigree of the new puppy.
3. Printed Contract including a health guarantee.
4. A time frame for the buyer to be sure if the pup will fit their household.
5. A time frame for the buyer to secure a veterinary check of the dog.
6. A statement of the breeder’s refund/return policy.
7. Feeding instruction, vaccination schedule and worming schedule.
8. American Kennel Club Full Registration or AKC Limited Registration
For additional information regarding Health Issues,
please 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.

On this page we will provide ISCA member contact information for the purchase of your new Irish Setter.

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