The primary objective of the Irish Setter Club of
America, Inc (ISCA) Versatility Program is to demonstrate the Irish
Setter’s hunting ability, reasonable obedience to the handler’s commands
and to determine whether the overall breeding adheres to the Irish
Setter Standard. Dog shows give the breeder an opportunity to
demonstrate the progress made in breeding type and quality as outlined
in the Standard. Companion events demonstrate the usefulness of the
purebred dog as a companion to mankind. Field events are a demonstration
of a sporting dog's ability to hunt in his natural environment, proving
his natural instincts.
The Versatility Certificate program is a combined exhibition of breed,
obedience and field leading to the development of the full potential of
the breed as outlined in the breed ring, the obedience trial, the field
trial and certified in the AKC Standard.