Help Us Raise Awareness For The Gordon Setter

Did you know that our beloved Gordon Setter is at risk of disappearing? The Kennel Club UK released statistics in 2018 showing a 60% decline in breed registrations in Scotland. And this doesn't just apply to Gordon Setters - figures show that our native breeds are being overlooked in favour of foreign counterparts. The Gordon Setter was first established at Gordon Castle in the 18th century by Alexander Gordon, the 4th Duke of Gordon. Originally bred as a traditional hunting dog, they began life as black, tan and white.

So what are we doing about it?

To help save the breed, we launched a campaign in 2019 to draw awareness to this beautifully loyal and attentive dog by attempting to host the largest Gordon Setter gathering at the Gordon Castle Highland Games and Country Fair. The success of this event has resulted in a 41% increase in Kennel Club puppy registrations between 2018 and 2019 (172 - 243). We are DELIGHTED with this news but there is still a long to go before the breed can be removed from the KC vulnerable list - so join us in 2020 if you can!

How can you join the gathering?

If you have a Gordon Setter or know someone who does then please join us, with your dog, on Sunday 17th May at 12.15pm next to the Country Sports Arena. The gathering will take place between 12.30 - 13.00pm.  We have a special 10% off discount code for those bringing a Gordon Setter. Please complete the registration form here and you will receive your unique discount code which can be used online here to purchase tickets. 

Do you have any further questions?

Please contact Grant Buchanan who is organising the 2020 Gordon Setter gathering or call the estate office on 01343 820244.