The modern working Irish Setter is smaller than its bench-bred cousin. While show dogs often reach 70 lb (32 kg), the working Irish Setter is generally around 45 lb (20 kg). The coat is less silky and the feathering is generally shorter. The colour is lighter, with the working dog found in russet and fawn colours. The working Setter often has patches of white on its face and chest as the Irish Setter of old did.
There are Field Trials held during the year by several societies.
Download the kennel Club Journal for all the field trial dates & contact details:-